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How the Nazis Converted German Agriculture to Socialism

Blog11/19/2018

In line with Nazi economic totalitarianism overall, the National Socialists took total control of German agricultural while leaving in place an ersatz form of private ownership.

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The Tragedy of America's Entry into World War I

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/10/2018

America went to war 100 years ago for no good reason, and certainly not for the “general interest” of national security.

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How Capitalists Created a "War on Waste"

Production TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog11/08/2018

Private entrepreneurs have solved many environmental problems by finding ways to turn garbage into something people were willing to pay for.

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Gustavus Swift: Capitalist Hero

Blog11/05/2018

Gustavus Swift liberated people from a diet of salt pork by figuring out how to ship refrigerated beef.

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On "Grievance Studies" and Academic Book Burning

U.S. History

Blog10/19/2018

There's a long history of deliberately producing terrible scholarship with the intent of showing how arbitrary, political, and incompetent editors and publishers are.

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You Can't Legislate Physical Reality

Blog10/11/2018

Lawmakers once tried to legislate the value of Pi.

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Boston's Ice King: A Forgotten Capitalist Hero

The Entrepreneur

Blog10/04/2018

Frederic Tudor solved the problems of transporting large amounts of ice over long distances and introducing the citizens of Calcutta to their first taste of ice cream.

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Romanticizing Reagan

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/25/2018

Reagan's rhetoric on freedom and free markets was excellent. The policies he supported as president weren't nearly as great.

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