U.S. History

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In Defense of the Gilded Age

U.S. History

Blog01/10/2019

The Gilded Age's enormous gains in incomes and standards of living showed what individuals were capable of creating when the government was shackled.

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We Don't Need Neoliberalism — We Already Have Liberalism

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog01/07/2019

Neoliberalism is a not a free-market or libertarian ideology. It's really just a throwback to the mercantilism of old, in which government-sponsored monopolies push their agendas on everyone else.

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Government Shutdown Shows Why We Need to Decentralize National Parks

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/03/2019

We're supposed to think it's perfectly normal that Washington DC bureaucrats decide whether or not you can use an outhouse toilet 2,500 miles from DC. Because it's in a "national" park.

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The Atomic Bombing of Japan, Reconsidered

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/31/2018

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, chief among the naysayers, said, “I was against (use of the atomic bomb) on two counts. First, the Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing."

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In Praise of Christmas Tree Salesmen

The EntrepreneurU.S. History

Blog12/24/2018

It's thanks to markets and entrepreneurs that turkeys, toys, and Christmas trees can be mass produced and delivered to a great many ordinary people at a reasonable price.

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Private Religious Schools Have Long Been Targeted by Governments

EducationU.S. History

Blog12/19/2018

Whether Christian or Jewish, public schools and their allies have long attempted to crush private religious schools. 

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Did Baby Boomers Ruin America?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/13/2018

In his book A Generation of Sociopaths, Bruce Gibney blames Baby Boomers for pretty much everything that's gone wrong in America. But there are other factors, such as democracy, that are perhaps more to blame.

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Fed Report Says Millennials Are Poorer than Other Generations — But Fed Policies Made It Happen

Global EconomyLabor and WagesU.S. History

Blog12/10/2018

The Fed tells us that the Millennials are less wealthy and lower-income than others. But the Fed ignores its own role in stifling wealth growth among the young.

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The Tragedy of America's Entry into World War I

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/10/2018

America went to war 100 years ago for no good reason, and certainly not for the “general interest” of national security.

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On Voting

U.S. History

Blog11/06/2018

Since each person votes for different reasons, we can't morally say that the outcome of an election binds people to any specific law or policy.

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