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Henry Ford Did More for Workers than Unions Did

Labor and Wages

Blog01/06/2020

Henry Ford's factories had a hard time keeping workers because the work was monotonous. So Ford helped keep workers around through reduced hours, vacation time, and other benefits that are now considered typical.

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How Qualified Immunity Became Absolute Immunity for Police Officers

Legal System

Blog08/01/2019

Qualified immunity is the clearest example that the rule of law is dead (or, perhaps, never existed); government officials live by one set of rules, and the rest of us live by another.

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How College Profs Push Students to Socialism

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/10/2019

The true aim of these “scholar activists,” as many academics have begun calling themselves, is to propagate socialism by redefining capitalism to encompass every evil of human history. Which means they're mostly attacking straw men.

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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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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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How Liberal Adoption Laws Helped Romania’s Orphans

HealthWorld HistoryValue and Exchange

Blog08/08/2018

People usually recoil at the idea of trading babies for money, but in the wake of Soviet deprivation, easy-adoption laws helped countless orphans in Romania.

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How the Leviathan State Built the Washington Monument

U.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
At first privately funded, the federal government — bloated after the Civil War — stepped in to finish the Washington Monument with federal funds.
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How Entrepreneurs Wouldn't Let a Beloved Car Brand Die

The EntrepreneurWorld History

Blog02/10/2018
Not all entrepreneurship end up with mass production. Sometimes it involves deeply personal efforts to make a very personalized product.
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