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America's First Civil War

U.S. History

12/06/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which compounded the growing tensions over the slavery question.

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John Prince Smith and the German Free-Trade Movement

12/06/2017Books
John Prince Smith was the creator of the German free trade movement and its leader from the 1840s until his death in 1874.

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Why the Deep State Is at War With Trump

Big Government

Blog12/06/2017
To wit, the Deep State has turned its own crimes during and after the 2016 election into nothing less than a coup d'etat against American democracy.

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Man, Economy, and Sexual Harassment

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog12/06/2017
New government regulations designed to end sexual harassment would only raise the legal risk of hiring women, and encourage employers to hire more men.

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Wedding Cakes Have Nothing to Do With Free Speech

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog12/06/2017
It’s his business. It’s his private property. He has just as much right to discriminate here as he does with his home.

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Capitalism and Asymmetric Information

PricesValue and Exchange

Blog12/05/2017
It's capitalism and the competitive market that generate solutions to the knowledge problems of the society, including “informational asymmetry.”

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In Europe, Exploited Regional Populations Are Growing Restless

Booms and BustsWorld History

Blog12/05/2017
Since 2008, we’ve been living in lean times, and the longer people go on without a true recovery, the more resentful they’re going to be.

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Get Government out of the Welfare Business

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/05/2017
Private charity is more effective than government welfare because private persons contributing their own money are incentivized to identify real needs.

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Stop Telling Me to "Shop Locally"

Protectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and Competition

Blog12/04/2017
Small mom-and-pop shops are overrated — but they're getting better thanks to competition from firms like Amazon.

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Trump's Action on Public Lands in Utah Is Not Privatization

12/04/2017Power & Market

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