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Robert B. Ekelund

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Robert Ekelund is eminent scholar emeritus at Auburn University. He is author of The Marketplace of Christianity (2006) and Economic Origins of Roman Christianity (2011), and co-author (with Mark Thornton) of Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War.

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Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

What caused the war? Why did the Union defeat the Confederacy? What were the consequences of the War? The premise of the book is that historians have a comparative advantage in describing such events, but economists have the tools to help explain these events. This book does so, and marvelously.
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More Awful Truths About Republicans

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

09/04/2008Mises Daily Articles
Financial institutions will not only have mercantile "protection" from the federal government in terms of regulations; they will become social arms of that government.
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The Awful Truth about Republicans

Political Theory

03/25/2004Mises Daily Articles
Fed up with betrayals by the GOP? Perhaps its big-government policies are not a betrayal after all, write Robert Ekelund and Mark Thornton.
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Review of Austrian Economics in America: The Migration of a Tradition

02/20/1997Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
Review of Austrian Economics Vol. 10, No. 2 (1997)


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The "Confederate" Blockade of the South

U.S. History

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
It is important to note that the economic theory of war does not necessarily displace the historical explanations that rest on such factors as internal dissension, a failure of leadership or diplomacy


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