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How Long Will Cheap Debt Bail Out Automakers?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog04/21/2018

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

Blog04/14/2018

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

Blog04/10/2018

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

Blog04/05/2018

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

Blog04/05/2018

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

Blog03/28/2018

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

03/28/2018Audio/Video
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

03/21/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton continues the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.
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