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A History of Asset Forfeiture

Blog02/27/2019

The government steals private property and calls it "asset forfeiture." Dating back to 1970, it's nothing more than a Drug War scam designed to enrich government bureaucrats.

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A Policy of Northern Oppression

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/19/2018Audio/Video
As the fear of spies and traitors spread through the North, political arrests became commonplace, even in states as far north as Maine.
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Augsburg: A Capitalist Hub at the Birth of the Modern

World History

Germany's Augsburg played a key role in the rise of the modern marketplace in Europe. 

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A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryGold Standard

After World War I, the term "gold standard" took on many meanings — a fact that eventually led to that standard’s degradation and abrogation.
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America's First Civil War

U.S. History

12/06/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which compounded the growing tensions over the slavery question.
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America's Prison Population Bomb

Legal SystemThe Police State

10/25/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explains the legislation and police operations that led to America having the world's largest prison population.
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Are Markets Sexist?

Blog09/29/2017
Are markets perpetuating sexism? Or are they just giving customers what they want?
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