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Secession: The Second Wave

U.S. History

05/30/2018Audio/Video
After Lincoln’s call for 75,000 volunteers to suppress the “Southern Rebellion,” the Upper South states reconsider their decision to remain in the Union.
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South Carolina Stands Alone

U.S. History

04/25/2018Audio/Video
For almost a month, South Carolina was the only state to have formally seceded from the Union.
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Secession: The First Wave

U.S. History

04/11/2018Audio/Video
Throughout the 1850s, tensions over slavery continued to divide the Northern and Southern states. Finally, after the election of Abraham Lincoln, seven of the fifteen slave states broke away from the Union.
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Shadow Imperialism: American Filibusters in Latin America

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/01/2018

The US government was not involved in these early attempts by Americans to seize control of neighboring countries. But the imperialist impulse was the same. 

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Spanish Courts Don’t Have Any Respect for Freedom of Contract

Legal System

Blog01/20/2017
Spanish courts are voiding established contractual agreements to the cheers of "the people." This doesn't bode well for the future of the rule of law.
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Social Security: The Long Slow Default

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

11/11/2015Mises Wire
Social Security has never involved legally-binding contracts between the government and those who allegedly “pay in.” Nevertheless, the government has long pretended that there is a contract, except when it gets in the way of raising taxes to keep the program afloat.
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Soft Tyranny in Albuquerque: The Politics of Better Call Saul!

Media and CultureThe Police State

06/23/2015The Austrian
Better Call Saul , a spinoff of mega-hit Breaking Bad , explores the many ways that government spies on us to control and ruin our lives. In response, many turn to making a living through less-than-honest means because so few options are left to them.
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