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Poverty Forced Farmers in the "Good Old Days" To Sleep the Winter Away

World History

Blog04/19/2018

Peasants in pre-industrial societies often worked fewer hours than modern-day workers. They also had a shockingly low standard of living. 

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Police: We're the Experts — Don't You Dare Criticize Us

The Police StateU.S. History

Blog03/05/2018

Defenders of police incompetence are falling back on the claim that they are above criticism because they are the "experts."

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Paul Cantor on Shakespeare, the Romans, and Austrian Economics

World History

For Shakespeare, the story of the Roman Republic is a tragedy. Like one of its heroes, the Republic was eventually destroyed by its own success.

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Paul Krugman Should Love President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

U.S. EconomyOther Schools of Thought

Blog02/09/2018
If President Trump’s infrastructure proposal works out exactly as Paul Krugman has described it, Krugman should be applauding it.
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Pentagon Pushes Plan for Female Draft Registration

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2017
If the US faces a crisis in tax revenues, forced labor via conscription will suddenly become a very attractive option. So why not include women?
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Passchendaele: A Century after the Horror

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog09/19/2017
Passchendaele is a gruesome example of the human costs of war, as well as the evils of war-making and the political forces that drive it.
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Privatize the Public Monuments

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/17/2017
Public monuments serve the same public propaganda function as public schools. The solution in both cases is the same.
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Public-Sector Unions Keep the Gravy Train Flowing to Fire Departments

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog05/15/2017
Fire departments rarely fight fires anymore, but you wouldn't know it the way department salaries are soaring.
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