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Reefer Madness: Government Efforts to Criminalize Marijuana

Big GovernmentHealthU.S. History

04/22/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton presents to Young Americans for Liberty at Auburn University on 20 April 2019.
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"A Glittering Lie" — The True Battle of Shiloh

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

04/18/2019Audio/Video
In this special collaborative episode, Chris Calton and Dangerous History Podcast's "Professor CJ" share the vivid memoirs of two young soldiers fighting on opposing sides of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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The Major Contributions of the Scholastics to Economics

EducationFree MarketsGlobal EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

04/08/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Scholastics were constrained in their development of economics by considerations of deference to authority and by the relatively slow development of the external economic conditions upon which to reflect.
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We Don't Need Any More Big, Visionary Government

Blog03/22/2019

American politicians used to "think big." Americans nowadays seem to have lost their enthusiasm for that sort of thing. And that's a good thing. 

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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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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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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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Ending Racism Won't End Police Corruption

Blog02/13/2019

Abuse of power by police won't magically disappear if racism does. There are still plenty of reasons for police to abuse power, and few reasons for the public to believe that police will be held accountable.

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