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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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Government "Stimulus": The Real Trickledown Economics

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/14/2018
"Stimulus" requires first sucking money out of the private sector, and then letting it trickle back into the economy vis-à-vis new government spending.

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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 3: The Republic of Nicaragua

U.S. HistoryWorld History

02/14/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton continues the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

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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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Venezuela Needs Monetary Freedom, and Soon

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/08/2018
Venezuela is facing a crisis of immense proportions. A crucial first step in lessening the disaster is giving citizens choices in the money they use.

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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 2: Nicaragua Conquered

U.S. HistoryWorld History

02/07/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton continues the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

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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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Class Theory and Cultural Marxism

SocialismWorld History

Blog02/01/2018
Modern ideas of political correctness are often real-world applications of Marx’s opposition to people with the "wrong" class consciousness.

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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 1: William Walker’s First Failure

U.S. HistoryWorld History

01/31/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton tells the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

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Law Enforcement Is Not the Same Thing as Security

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

Blog01/27/2018
As government grows, more people are identifying certain law enforcement obligations as, to them, morally questionable, if not outright immoral.

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