Topic: History

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 But many powerful and influential figures have decided this wisdom is obsolete because it obstructs their demands for ‘systemic equity’ or their desire to ‘own the libs.'”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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How Trump and Biden Are Blowing Up the Free-Trade System America Worked So Hard to Build

– June 16, 2023

“Globalization has helped generate previously unknown wealth – and health – in rich and poor nations alike. As evidenced by Trump and Biden, a President may use his unilateral tariff authority for ill.” ~ David B. McGarry

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Happy 300th, Adam Smith!

– June 16, 2023

“He really did help to establish a presumption of liberty—that is, ‘allowing every man to pursue his own interest his own way’ as a presumption.” ~ Daniel B. Klein

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If the Russian Revolution Never Happened, Who Was Karl Marx?

– June 9, 2023

“What if the Russian Revolution had never happened? Would anyone today even know who Karl Marx was?” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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Are Historians Politically Biased?

– June 7, 2023

“If there are strong signs of association between a President’s deficit spending and his rank, then we can speak more robustly as to whether historians are letting their political priors bleed into their research.” ~ Vincent Geloso

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Economic Growth Makes Graceland Less Impressive

– May 21, 2023

“The real ‘capitalist achievement,’ however, isn’t Graceland. It’s the fact that compared to the stuff of the average person’s day-to-day life in 2023, Graceland just isn’t that impressive.” ~ Art Carden

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Legal Mafias and Moral Asymmetries

– May 12, 2023

“Legal doesn’t mean right. It doesn’t mean just. It doesn’t mean moral. The powerful get away with misdeeds because, for too long, we have conflated the domains. And this conflation goes all the way down.” ~ Max Borders

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Ideas and Consequences: Seeing Visions Everywhere

– May 5, 2023

“My vision is that we learn how to dress up a grumpy realism in snazzier clothing, and capture the noble aspirations of the unconstrained visionaries among us.” ~ Bruce Rottman

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Eliminating Property Rights Destroys Social Order

– April 25, 2023

“The parallels are never exact, but we can learn from history. When a foundation of a free society, such as property rights, is abandoned, the destruction of social order and hardship for countless millions follows.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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