The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

11. The History of Foreign Aid Programs

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

The Marshall Plan didn’t help get Europe back on its feet: free markets did. The Plan was another failed giveaway program. The Plan’s disastrous legacy was the wrongheaded approach it inspired in foreign aid programs for the rest of the century.
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12. Civil Rights and the Supreme Court

Legal SystemMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

The doctrine was separate but equal according to the Constitution. Segregation was not unconstitutional. Brown v. Board of Education consolidated several cases about separation, and stated that if schools were separate they were, ipso facto , not equal.
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13. Welfare Programs and the Great Society

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

From 1950 to 1980, Americans were indeed Losing Ground. Charles Murray’s book on social policy debunks welfare programs. The programs are the problem. It is not possible to design a wealth transfer program that will not produce net harm.
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14. Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Boom-busts were a feature of markets. Under consumption caused the depression. WWII ended the Great Depression. All three Keynesian beliefs were inaccurate. Only the Austrian Business Cycle Theory got it right.
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