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The Anatomy of a Government Shutdown


Bureaucrats manipulate government shutdowns so that they are likely to produce the political outcomes the bureaucrats want. 

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1861 in Review

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

In this mini-episode, Chris Calton briefly reviews the important themes and takeaways from the first year of the Civil War.
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Richard Cantillon, the Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of

Money and BanksMoney and Banking


Our inflationary financial system benefits the wealthy at the expense of the poor.

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Building a Blockade

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Chris Calton details how technological innovations changed the course of naval warfare during the Civil War.
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What the Fake History of Guns Can Teach Us


The academic trends in recent decades demonstrate just how far academia has fallen (or, alternatively, how bad it has always been) when it comes to fashionable political agendas.

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The Anaconda Plan

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Chris Calton details the early attempts of ocean warfare in the Civil War.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Doesn't Understand What Capitalists Do


While it may seem to many that the capitalist provides no benefit to the market, but without Earnhardt Jr. taking on the function of the entrepreneur, there would be no car to drive, no strategy to call, no wrench to turn.

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What's Next for Brazil's "New Right"?


Brazil's new president has made many statements favorable to many pro-market reforms. But will he focus on economic reforms or the social conservatism favored by many of his supporters?

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