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The Mali Empire: An African Story of Gold and Greatness

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog08/27/2022

The Mali Empire flourished as a trading center and gold-producing region from the late Middle Ages into the mid-seventeenth century.

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Taking Stock of the Assets We Have (and We Have a Lot of Them)

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsStrategy

Blog08/27/2022

While the antimarket and antilibertarian forces are strong, it is easy to forget that free market advocates also have a powerful set of tools.

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The Acadian Community: An Anarcho-Capitalist Success Story

AnarchyFree MarketsWorld History

Blog08/26/2022

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.

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The African Slave Trade Wouldn't Have Been Possible without African Elites

World History

Blog08/26/2022

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.

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Trapped by Imperialist Leviathans: The Case for Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe

Global EconomySocialismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/25/2022

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.

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The New Green Economy Is Little More than a Keynesian Spending Scheme

KeynesProgressivismSocialism

Blog08/16/2022

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.

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Thomas Piketty Wants to Bring Back Communism in the Guise of Democratic Socialism

Free MarketsSocialismCapital and Interest Theory

Blog08/11/2022

Thomas Piketty writes about equality and believes that reimposing communism in the West will achieve it. Mark Thornton disagrees.

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The Attempt to Prosecute Donald Trump Is Unleashing More Than Our Political System Can Handle

AntipoliticsLegal SystemProgressivism

Blog08/10/2022

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.

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