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War Socialism and the Confederate Defeat

U.S. History

Blog12/21/2017
The Confederate government's turn toward war socialism helped seal its fate.
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Was John Brown Sane?

U.S. History

Blog12/14/2017
John Brown was a man driven by religious fanaticism and grandiose ideas. But his sanity, at least clinically speaking, seems to have been in place.
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Why Decentralized Militias Matter

Blog08/25/2017
Abe Lincoln once mocked the militias, but America's decentralized militia system has played a key role in military conflicts, including the Civil War.
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Withdrawing From Paris Agreement Helps the Most Vulnerable

The EnvironmentPoverty

Blog06/08/2017
Higher energy costs mean less money for raising wages for workers, hiring new employees, purchasing more inventory, or investing in capital.
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When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers' Dime

HealthThe Police StateTaxes and Spending

Blog03/15/2017
During the 50s and 60s, the CIA conducted a variety of LSD "experiments" with prostitutes and others that were of questionable scientific value.
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When Government Acts, Unintended Consequences Follow

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/24/2017
When pundits say there might be "unintended consequences" of government intervention, they are usually greatly understating the situation.
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