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Augsburg: A Capitalist Hub at the Birth of the Modern

World History

Germany's Augsburg played a key role in the rise of the modern marketplace in Europe. 

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No, The Death Penalty Does Not Stop Drug Trafficking

Legal SystemWorld History


Despite harsh penalties for drug dealers, China's numbers on drug use are not significantly different from those in the US. 

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Latin America vs. the United States: A Tale of Two Independence Movements

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Liberalism, freedom, and free markets were far less important in Latin American independence movements than in the fledgling United States. 

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Is China Reverting to a Mao-Style Dictatorship?

World History


While the Chinese state is moving more toward autocratic rule, the importance of fighting for economic freedom remains as important as ever. 

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Jeff Sessions is Wrong: Nothing is "Settled"

Decentralization and SecessionStrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History


Can political arrangements be dissolved peacefully? Legally? At the ballot box? By any mechanism short of outright violence and civil war?

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Thomas Hardy Shows Us The Horror of War vs. The Beauty of Trade

Media and CultureWorld History


Markets and trade offer far more benefit for ordinary people than participation in the state's wars. 

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Paul Cantor on Shakespeare, the Romans, and Austrian Economics

World History

For Shakespeare, the story of the Roman Republic is a tragedy. Like one of its heroes, the Republic was eventually destroyed by its own success.

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How Juan Perón's Left Populism Destroyed Argentina's Economy

Big GovernmentWorld History

Some scholars want the Democrats to embrace Perón's policies. This isn’t quite as bizarre as arguing for Venezuelan socialism, but it’s close.

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We Need Bastiat's The Law More than Ever

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

The solution to the problem of human relationships is freedom, and it thrives most when the role of government is limited.

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

SocialismWorld History

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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