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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

See also his YouTube channel here.

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How Liberal Adoption Laws Helped Romania’s Orphans

HealthWorld HistoryValue and Exchange


People usually recoil at the idea of trading babies for money, but in the wake of Soviet deprivation, easy-adoption laws helped countless orphans in Romania.

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"Sweatshops" Are Like Lifeboats for the Poor — Don't Sink Them

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyLabor and Wages


The answer to why people continue to work in such deplorable conditions is pretty simple: they don’t have any other options.

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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 6: Aftermath

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

In the North, the Union defeat at Bull Run changed everyone's perspective on the war. In the South, there were no celebrations for the costly victory.
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Historical Controversies: Corrections and Qualifications

U.S. History

07/30/2018Academic Resources
Chris Calton's running list of episode corrections and qualifications.
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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 5: Chinn Ridge

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

With new Confederate troops arriving throughout the afternoon, McDowell takes one last stand at Chinn Ridge.
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