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Thanks to Markets, Mobile Phones Have Been a Game-Changer for the World's Poor

World History

Blog03/12/2019

Thanks to trade and the pursuit of private-sector profits, even the poorest regions of the world have gained access to modern telecommunications at an astounding speed.

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The Emergence of Grant, Part 2: Fort Henry

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

02/13/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts a victory that would give the Union access to the Confederate heartland—the capture of Fort Henry.
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The Emergence of Grant, Part 1: Finding the Gateway

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

02/06/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details Ulysses S. Grant's early actions in the Civil War.
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The Beauty of Consumer Reviews

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog01/31/2019

Consumer reviews demonstrate one of the important ways that the market itself provides people with more important information in making purchasing decisions.

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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 5: Iron versus Iron

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/30/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the first ever battle between two ironclad warships.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 4: Building the Monitor

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/23/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the incredible process of constructing the technological marvel The Monitor.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 3: Inventing the Monitor

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/16/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the incredible life of the Swedish engineer who created the Union's first iron warship.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 2: Wood versus Iron

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/09/2019Audio/Video
The ironclad CSS Virginia ushers in a new age of naval warfare.
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