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How Long Will Cheap Debt Bail Out Automakers?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History


People aren't spending as much as they used to on automobiles. But there are still plenty of buyers willing to go into debt for a well-equipped car. 

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How the Postal Service Loses So Much Money

Monopoly and Competition


Donald Trump is wrong. Amazon isn't ruining the postal service. The postal service can do that all by itself. 

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How the 1960's Made Everything Worse

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism


LBJ wanted to be remembered for his Great Society legacy. And he has his wish.

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How to Use Methodological Individualism

From the ArchivesAustrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology


Methodological individualism is a precious tool for historical analysis. But it is not a foundation of economic theory.

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How Communism Survived Thanks to Capitalist Technology

World History


The Soviet economy was such a mess that regular infusions of new technology and capital from the West were necessary to avoid total economic meltdown.

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How the White House Hijacked the Ability to Declare War

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


The authors of the Constitution were clear that the power to declare war was limited to Congress. It's important to understand why. 

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Harpers Ferry, Part 3: The Defeat

U.S. History

Chris Calton concludes the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry, Part 2: The Attack

U.S. History

Chris Calton continues the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.
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