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This Bishop Hates Capitalism so Much, He's Praising the Anti-Christian Chinese Regime

SocialismWorld History

Blog02/23/2018
There is a long history of sympathetic Western intellectuals traveling to foreign socialist lands — deciding they've discovered paradise on earth.

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Stop Blaming Mexican Violence on American Guns

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog02/23/2018
It's a myth that most illegal guns in Mexico are from the United States. It's also hard to see how Mexican gun control has helped ordinary Mexicans.

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Why Revisionist History Is Important

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/22/2018
In the general culture “revisionist historian” is a term of abuse. But that is what we do. Revising history is our job.

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How the Berlin Wall Spurred My Biggest Blunder

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWorld History

Blog02/15/2018
If the guards had found my little notebook of observations on environmental debacles, my stay in the East Bloc might have been extended indefinitely.

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How Entrepreneurs Wouldn't Let a Beloved Car Brand Die

The EntrepreneurWorld History

Not all entrepreneurship end up with mass production. Sometimes it involves deeply personal efforts to make a very personalized product.

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Class Theory and Cultural Marxism

SocialismWorld History

Blog02/01/2018
Modern ideas of political correctness are often real-world applications of Marx’s opposition to people with the "wrong" class consciousness.

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Secession Movements in Mexico Challenge Federal Power

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyWorld History

Blog01/31/2018
Mexican towns and cities are turning to partial secession to fight crime and corruption. Will the central government let them get away with it?

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Can Double-Entry Bookkeeping Save the World?

World History

Blog01/25/2018
Accounting is rarely held up as a terribly exciting topic, but in many ways, good accounting makes capitalism and economic progress possible.

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A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryGold Standard

After World War I, the term "gold standard" took on many meanings — a fact that eventually led to that standard’s degradation and abrogation.

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The Man Who Fought to Liberalize Communist Yugoslavia

World History

Blog01/06/2018
Even during the Cold War, some Yugoslav leaders fought to liberalize the nation's economy and pull away from the model of Soviet central planning.

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