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Inverted Yield Curves, Recessions, and You

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/05/2019

To understand what an inverted yield curve means, you must first understand what the yield curve is.

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Inflation: The Soviet Tool for Destroying Money

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog06/15/2019

The Bolsheviks were shocked to discover the destruction of money failed to bring about the rational economic order that the Communists believed to be inevitable.

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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 3: The Trail of Blood on Ice

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/29/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts the Trail of Blood on Ice: an attempt by neutral fugitive Indians to escape to Kansas.
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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 2: The Cherokee Nation

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/21/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts the division of the Cherokee nation into those who favored the Union and those who wanted to ally with the Confederacy.
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In What Way Are Political Representatives Representative?

Political Theory

Blog05/12/2018

Is it possible to represent a constituency of people who hold varying and diverse opinions without betraying some of those same constituents?

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Introduction to the Civil War

U.S. History

04/18/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton introduces the third season of Historical Controversies.
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Idaho Politician Opposes Removing Tax on Gold for a Very Odd Reason

Blog03/24/2017
According to one Idaho legislator, gold is useless as an inflation hedge because its price has increased 4,000% since the 1860s.
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Italy Needs a Dose of Bugatti Capitalism

World HistoryPolitical Theory

"Bugatti capitalism," typified by hyper-inventiveness and cutting-edge technological prowess that changed the course of Italian industry.

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