Topic: History

The Great Enrichment Was Enriching From the Start

– August 16, 2023

“Countless critics of the industrial revolution deny that Britain’s stupendous economic growth beginning in the mid-18th century produced benefits for ordinary people who lived through those early years of growth.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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What Kind Of Judicial Restraint Are We Talking About?

– August 16, 2023

“Those who have effectively remade the Constitution, while bypassing the process established to do so legitimately, are determined to defend those precedents.” ~ Gary Galles

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Where Did Early 20th Century Japan Go Wrong?

– August 15, 2023

“Japan embraced economic liberalization for some time, but lacked the necessary liberal political institutions that could sustain an open economy and temper overseas aggression.” ~ Jedediah Pida-Reese

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An Academic Footnote for Florida’s Slavery Curriculum

– July 31, 2023

“As with most K-12 curricula, the new standards are heavy on formulaic ‘lessons’ to check boxes about names, dates, and subjects being covered. This approach often lacks the nuance and complexity that are needed to examine historical subjects such as slavery.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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Virus of the Mind: Critical Theory + Postmodernism

– July 28, 2023

“On this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand invites Bruce Pardy to discuss the origins of the Woke virus of the mind: critical theory, social justice, postmodernism and critical race theory.” ~ Kate Wand

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The US Government Sent Millions of Grant Dollars to Alleged COVID ‘Patient Zero,’ Documents Show

– July 17, 2023

“There’s little reason to believe the Chinese government would be forthcoming if their investigation determined they were responsible for COVID-19. Similarly, there’s little reason to believe the US government, which was funding China’s coronavirus research, would be eager to get to the truth either.” ~ Jon Miltimore

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The Surprising Beneficiaries of American Slavery

– July 14, 2023

“The late economist Walter E. Williams said that slavery was the worst thing ever to happen to his ancestors, but the best thing ever to happen to him.” ~ Charley Hooper and David R. Henderson

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The Harmonizing Sentiments of the Day

– July 4, 2023

“When was the last time a politician of any description used the phrase ‘sacred honor’ with a straight face?” ~ James R. Harrigan

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Standing in Awe of George Washington, American Cincinnatus

– July 3, 2023

“His political restraint ensured the flourishing of a well-designed constitution. This is a victory citizens of many countries have yet to claim from their governments.” ~ Luis Carlos Araujo Quintero & Nikolai G. Wenzel

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The Spirit Of ’76: Libertarianism and American Renewal

– July 3, 2023

“Until recently, we knew liberty without order was decadent and order without liberty was tyrannical. But many powerful and influential figures have decided this wisdom is obsolete because it obstructs their demands for ‘systemic equity’ or their desire to ‘own the libs.'” ~ Alexander W. Salter

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Imperial Monetary Policy and the Independence Movement

– July 3, 2023

“The road to independence, the Imperial Crisis as some term it, began with resistance to the Stamp Act, which indeed was a type of tax but not, on its face, a particularly onerous one. So the key to understanding the independence movement is to understand why the colonists reacted to the Stamp Act as vigorously as they did.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Juneteenth and The Greatest Anti-Slavery Movement Ever

– June 19, 2023

“Within two generations after the Founding, at costs in blood, sweat, and tears that most people today cannot imagine, the Americans abolished within the United States that ugly ancient practice that had existed for thousands of years elsewhere in the world.” ~ Thomas L. Krannawitter

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