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Poverty Forced Farmers in the "Good Old Days" To Sleep the Winter Away

World History

Blog04/19/2018

Peasants in pre-industrial societies often worked fewer hours than modern-day workers. They also had a shockingly low standard of living. 

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Governments Have Been Corrupt Since Before Christ

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismWorld History

Blog04/11/2018

How prevalent has political corruption been over recorded history—and how did it originate? 

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Forget Electoral Democracy — Give "Demarchy" a Chance

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2018

There's no reason to believe choosing representatives through a lottery system or "by chance" is worse than what we have now. 

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The Myth They Used to Pass Canada's Universal Healthcare

HealthWorld History

Blog04/06/2018

The medical establishment has done its best to crush market-oriented strategies to make healthcare more affordable. 

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How Communism Survived Thanks to Capitalist Technology

World History

Blog04/05/2018

The Soviet economy was such a mess that regular infusions of new technology and capital from the West were necessary to avoid total economic meltdown.

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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

Blog03/22/2018

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

Blog03/14/2018

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

Blog03/12/2018

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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