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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a Mises University alumnus and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

See also his YouTube channel here

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Why Decentralized Militias Matter

Blog08/25/2017
Abe Lincoln once mocked the militias, but America's decentralized militia system has played a key role in military conflicts, including the Civil War.

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The Milk of the Poppy

HealthMedia and CultureWorld History

08/23/2017Audio/Video
In the third episode of the Historical Controversies podcast, Chris Calton looks at the history of opium use around the world.

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Chris Calton: Historical Controversies

HealthU.S. History

08/18/2017Audio/Video
This weekend, we're excited to share the first episode of a new Mises Institute podcast with Chris Calton.

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Taxation, Slavery, and Consent

Labor and WagesU.S. History

Blog08/18/2017
Slavery has never been defined by the brutality of the conditions under which a person labored; but by the lack of consent.

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The Attack on Marijuana During the 1930s

HealthU.S. HistoryInterventionism

08/16/2017Audio/Video
How did Americans fall for the government's reefer madness? Listen as Chris Calton explains.

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