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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

See also his YouTube channel here.

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Romanticizing Reagan

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/25/2018

Reagan's rhetoric on freedom and free markets was excellent. The policies he supported as president weren't nearly as great.

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A Policy of Northern Oppression

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/19/2018Audio/Video
As the fear of spies and traitors spread through the North, political arrests became commonplace, even in states as far north as Maine.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 6: Martial Law

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/12/2018Audio/Video
Included in John C. Frémont’s declaration of Martial Law is the first emancipation proclamation of the war.
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Why the Elites Prefer a Centralized Legal System

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/11/2018

In the early years of the United States, legal systems were far more localized and flexible. But elites preferred consistency over flexibility, and the rich could afford the more bureaucratic legal institutions that ordinary people could not. 

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Reparations vs. Property Rights

World History

Blog09/05/2018

When opposing modern schemes for "reparations," libertarians are taking a moral position defending property rights — they're not just deferring to the status quo.

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