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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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You Can't Legislate Physical Reality

Blog10/11/2018

Lawmakers once tried to legislate the value of Pi.

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The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, Part 1: A Slight Demonstration

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/10/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details all of the mistakes that were made leading up to The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, setting the stage for a Union catastrophe.
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Boston's Ice King: A Forgotten Capitalist Hero

The Entrepreneur

Blog10/04/2018

Frederic Tudor solved the problems of transporting large amounts of ice over long distances and introducing the citizens of Calcutta to their first taste of ice cream.

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We Must Have Kentucky

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/03/2018Audio/Video
The Lincoln administration does everything it can to ensure that Kentucky is not taken over by secessionists.
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Forming West Virginia

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/26/2018Audio/Video
When Virginia decided to join the South, many Unionists in the western portion of the state were opposed to the move.
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