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Why They Keep Trying to Blame Capitalists for Slavery

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/13/2019Audio/Video
The resurgent claim that the modern economy was built on slavery is yet another attempt to attack capitalism while also claiming "we are all to blame" for slavery. The slave owners of old tried a very similar tactic.
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"Libertarian" Is Just Another Word for (Classical) Liberal

StrategyPolitical Theory

09/12/2019Audio/Video
"Libertarianism" is very much a part of what is now known as "classical" liberalism — the influential free-market ideology of the nineteenth century whose effects and legacy are still felt today.
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Saifedean Ammous on his newest project!

EducationAustrian Economics Overview

07/05/2019Audio/Video
Saifedean Ammous previews his upcoming Austrian Economics project.
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Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez Declare War on the Poor

Money and BanksPoverty

06/07/2019Audio/Video
By slapping new regulations on high-interest credit cards, Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez will just prevent high-risk borrowers from getting loans.
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Every Law "Legislates Morality" — From Abortion to Minimum Wage

Legal System

06/06/2019Audio/Video
Virtually all laws involve "legislating morality." When people use this phrase they often really just mean "I want laws to back my version of morality, not yours."
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Mainstream Media's War on Julian Assange

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureWorld History

05/24/2019Audio/Video
The Bill of Rights doesn't mention that freedom of speech is restricted to a special class of establishment journalists. Freedom of speech is a universal property right, regardless of what the establishment-media gatekeepers say.
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Why Single-Payer Healthcare Is So Bad

HealthTaxes and Spending

05/24/2019Audio/Video
Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.
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Life After Shiloh: Tory Rule

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

05/01/2019Audio/Video
Focusing primarily on the story of nine-year-old Elsie Duncan, Chris recounts the terrible years that followed the Battle of Shiloh for the civilians left in its wake.
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Reefer Madness: Government Efforts to Criminalize Marijuana

Big GovernmentU.S. History

04/25/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton overviews the history of governmental efforts to stigmatize marijuana.
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"A Glittering Lie" — The True Battle of Shiloh

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

04/18/2019Audio/Video
In this special collaborative episode, Chris Calton and Dangerous History Podcast's "Professor CJ" share the vivid memoirs of two young soldiers fighting on opposing sides of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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