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Harpers Ferry, Part 1: The Plan

U.S. History

03/14/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton tells the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.
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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

Not all entrepreneurship end up with mass production. Sometimes it involves deeply personal efforts to make a very personalized product.
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How the Patent-Troll Wright Brothers Fought to Stifle Innovation

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/05/2018
The Wright brothers spent most of their post-1903 careers suing other inventors who were doing the much-needed work of improving airplane technology.
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How Sound Economics Birthed the Video-Game Era

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

Blog01/19/2018
Technological know-how is not enough to make a high-tech endeavor successful.
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How Ludwig von Mises Studied History

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/30/2017
While economics is concerned with purposeful action, history is different, and the historian asks why certain actions were undertaken.
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How Socialism Ruined Venezuela

PovertySocialism

10/13/2017The Austrian
When Venezuela finally embraced democracy, it began to kill economic freedom.
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Hard Assets In an Age of Negative Interest Rates

Swiss WatchWorld History

For many investors who take the long view, there is a big world beyond the stock market.
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