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Free MarketsWorld History
The Mali Empire flourished as a trading center and gold-producing region from the late Middle Ages into the mid-seventeenth century.
Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsStrategy
While the antimarket and antilibertarian forces are strong, it is easy to forget that free market advocates also have a powerful set of tools.
AnarchyFree MarketsWorld History
Before it was destroyed by British aggression in 1755, the Acadian community in Nova Scotia provided a window into an anarcho-capitalist society that was cohesive and successful.
Much of modern history portrays the African slave trade as purely a European venture. But capturing and sending slaves abroad required both approval and aid from African elites.
Global EconomySocialismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
When the Soviet Union dominated Eastern Europe, people there looked to the West—and especially the USA—in hopes of freedom. Today, it is the West promoting culture wars and collectivism.
Advocates of the New Green Deal emphasize new "green jobs" and other benefits, but the NGD is basically a Keynesian scheme in which government allegedly spends us into prosperity.
Free MarketsSocialismCapital and Interest Theory
Thomas Piketty writes about equality and believes that reimposing communism in the West will achieve it. Mark Thornton disagrees.
The recent raid on Donald Trump's Florida home is one more event in Democrats and Never Trumpers' never-ending attempt to have Trump arrested, convicted, and imprisoned. Our political classes are unleashing something that cannot be contained.