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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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William Graham Sumner: Monetary Theorist

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Sumner was the product of an indigenous American hard-money tradition that embraced free markets, free trade, and sound banking


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William Graham Sumner: Against Democracy, Plutocracy, and Imperialism

BiographiesPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Pioneering sociologist William Graham Sumner (1840–1910) was a prolific and astute historian of the early American republic. His work is informed by both his classical liberalism and his understanding of economics. He authored eight major works including major biographies and thematic studies...


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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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