U.S. History

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More Evidence that Guns Don't Cause Suicide

U.S. History

Blog07/03/2018

Anti-gun claims about suicides in gun-heavy Western states don't add up.

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On Connecting the Dots: The Case of the Missing Historian

StrategyU.S. History

Blog06/30/2018

History is an easy subject to teach if you are intellectually lazy. It is the most challenging subject if you care about understanding causes and effects.

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The Drug War Is Pushing More Migrants to Our Borders

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog06/26/2018

The US can help itself by ending the Drug War — which will bring some normalcy back to Central America.

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Why We Need Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House Books

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog06/25/2018

The books of Laura Ingalls Wilder show a more civilized and libertarian side of the American frontier.

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Cuba Denuclearized in 1962 — Why Continue the Embargo?

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/25/2018

President Trump is saying that the U.S. government will lift economic sanctions against North Korea if it “denuclearizes.” Cuba denuclearized in 1962. 

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The Cronyist Origins of Social Security

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. History

Blog06/19/2018

The big-business-connected creators of Social Security sought to use the system to punish their competitors in the small-business sector. 

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Stop Using Suicides to Push for Bigger Government

HealthTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/18/2018

Recent media coverage suggests more government spending and more government control is the only "solution" to rising suicide rates in America.  

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3 Times As Many Europeans Move to the US, than the Other Way Around

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog06/12/2018

The US is often criticized for supposedly offering a lower quality of life than Europe. But far more Europeans migrate to the US than the other way around. 

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The Absurdity of Keynesian Economics

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog06/05/2018

There is good reason to study Keynesianism: It helps us understand what the policymakers in government are likely to do in any given circumstance.

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There Was a Time When the Feds Took Habeas Corpus Seriously

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/05/2018

Lincoln's disregard for rights of due process was once highly controversial. And the old "we're at war" trick wasn't seen as a convincing excuse. 

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