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H.A. Scott Trask

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Historian Scott Trask was an adjunct scholar of the Mises Institute.

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Jefferson's Disastrous Embargo

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryInterventionism

08/03/2010Mises Daily Articles
Jefferson believed that peaceful coercion was the perfect republican solution to the worsening commercial crisis.

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Jefferson as President: His Judicial Blunders

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/20/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Jefferson described the new judicial establishment as 'a parasitical plant engrafted at the last session on the judiciary body'."...

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Was Thomas Jefferson a Great President?

BiographiesTaxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/12/2010Mises Daily Articles
Jefferson rejected the Federalist axiom that in order to have peace one must prepare for war — the theory being that the more powerful a country was in armaments the less likely it was to be attacked. Jefferson doubted both the wisdom of this theory and Federalist sincerity in invoking it...

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Ten Recurring Economic Fallacies, 1774–2004

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

07/26/2004Mises Daily Articles
So many to choose from but Scott Trask picks ten of the most glaring economic errors that have bespotted the history of American economic policy.

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Inflation and the French Revolution: The Story of a Monetary Catastrophe

Money and BanksWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryValue and Exchange

04/28/2004Mises Daily Articles
Monetary inflation, writes Scott Trask, helped bring on the Terror and set French progress back a generation.

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