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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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The Battle of Pea Ridge, Part 2: Elkhorn Tavern

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Chris Calton outlines the fighting at Elkhorn Tavern during the Battle of Pea Ridge, and how the grim conflict ended.
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Thanks to Markets, Mobile Phones Have Been a Game-Changer for the World's Poor

World History


Thanks to trade and the pursuit of private-sector profits, even the poorest regions of the world have gained access to modern telecommunications at an astounding speed.

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The Battle of Pea Ridge, Part 1: Confederate Disaster at Leetown

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Chris Calton recounts how the Confederate forces were defeated at Leetown—despite greatly outnumbering their Union opponents.
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The Emergence of Grant, Part 4: Unconditional Surrender

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

After Grant pushes the Confederates back to Fort Donelson, the southern leaders must decide whether to attempt escape or surrender.
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A History of Asset Forfeiture


The government steals private property and calls it "asset forfeiture." Dating back to 1970, it's nothing more than a Drug War scam designed to enrich government bureaucrats.

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