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How the Middle-Class Dining Room Revolutionized Domestic Life

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Tags Media and CultureU.S. History

12/06/2022Ryan McMaken
Narrator: 
Michael Stack

For families and friends gathering for Thanksgiving this year, many will assemble in a room called the "dining room." This is a modern luxury made possible by the bourgeois merchants of old.

Original Article: "How the Middle-Class Dining Room Revolutionized Domestic Life"

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Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public policy and international relations from the University of Colorado. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Breaking Away: The Case of Secession, Radical Decentralization, and Smaller Polities and Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

Original Article: 
How the Middle-Class Dining Room Revolutionized Domestic Life