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H. J. Haskell

Henry Joseph "Harry" Haskell (1874–1952) was the editor of the Kansas City Star from 1928 to 1952. He was a two-time Pulitzer Prizewinner (1934, 1944) for his editorials in that paper. Born in Ohio, Haskell grew up in Bulgaria, where his parents established one of the region's first Protestant evangelic missions. Haskell had planned to follow in his parents' and older siblings' missionary footsteps, but four years at Oberlin College convinced him his true calling was in writing. His son and his grandson, both named Harry, followed the same calling and wrote for the Kansas City Star as well.

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Boom and Depression in Ancient Rome

Booms and BustsWorld History

10/06/2011Mises Daily Articles
The Augustan boom was partly the result of a heavy spending program.
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Big Business in Politics

Taxes and SpendingWorld HistoryInterventionismPolitical Theory

02/08/2010Mises Daily Articles
The political machine is familiar to Americans. While it may lead to gross abuses, experience shows that some sort of behind-the-scenes organization may be useful to the functioning of democratic institutions.
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The New Deal in Old Rome

Booms and BustsU.S. HistoryWorld History

05/15/1939Books
Haskell details the amazing catalog of government interventions in old Rome that eventually brought the empire down.
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