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Marxism in Africa: Why So Many African Economies Failed after Independence

SocialismWorld History

Blog11/04/2020

The brutal rejection of capitalism in favor of socialism by African politicians at independence was largely due to a deep-seated misconception that equates capitalism to colonialism.

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No, the American Republic Was Not Founded on Slavery

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/28/2020

The fact that some Americans supported slavery in the eighteenth century is not at all remarkable. Most of the world agreed with them. What is remarkable is that many of them sought to abolish slavery in the new republic.

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Why Racism Can't Explain Europe's Drive for Conquest and Colonial Power

World History

Blog10/22/2020

Historically, Europeans had few qualms about conquering and enslaving other Europeans. This presents some problems for the narrative claiming that injustices committed by Europeans are motivated primarily by racism.

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Rand Paul Is Right about the Nazis and Socialism

SocialismWorld History

Blog10/16/2020

Mises in 1944: "The German and the Russian systems of socialism have in common the fact that the government has full control of the means of production."

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Why Slave Economies Thwart Entrepreneurial Innovation

CapitalismU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/15/2020

In a slave economy, slave owners seek technological innovations that make slave labor more productive. But they also place inefficient and artificial limits on innovations that might change the established social order.

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The Myth of Wakanda: How Hollywood Distorts the Legacy of Colonialism

Media and CulturePovertyWorld History

Blog10/07/2020

The film Black Panther offered an attractive view of an African nation untouched by slavery or colonialism. Unfortunately, the film offers a rather dubious counterfactual.

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Trump Continues the Never-Ending War on Cuba

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog10/06/2020

The embargo continues, partly because the Cuba situation has indirectly exposed the corrupt sham of the entire Cold War and the corrupt machinery of the US national security establishment.

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Taxation and Theft, Viking Style

Taxes and SpendingWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog09/26/2020

When Vikings robbed their victims, they often called the booty gjald (debt) as if the stolen goods were repayment for a service provided by the robbers.

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Soviet Terror Was the Natural Evolution of Marx's Communism

SocialismWorld History

Blog09/26/2020

Thomas Sowell has explained that while "Marx may have explicitly advocated the idea of a democratic workers’ government, his own personal style was dictatorial, manipulative, and intolerant."

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