Courses on History

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9. The First World War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
Intellectuals are pro-power and anti-market. Great presidents are war presidents who glorify power. The Costs of War and Reassessing the Presidency are recommended books on this topic. The First World War was a turning point which vastly extended state power, and vastly destroyed social power.
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4. Time Preference, Capital, Technology, and Economic Growth

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

09/03/2004Audio/Video
The theory of time preference, capital, technology and economic growth will be viewed through both theoretical and historical elements. People have a preference for satisfaction earlier as compared to satisfaction later. Capital goods allow greater production, but this requires saving now, not...
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4. Class and Conflict

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
Gustave de Molinari became the grand old man of classical liberalism, crediting Pareto. Molinari understood that the main issue in the Civil War was the tariff, not slavery. In Italy economists founded free market economics, crediting Bastiat.
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8. Crisis and Liberty

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
The post-WWII operation of the national security state has been a major avenue for the expansion of government. A tremendous military-industrial-Congressional complex built up during the war. Some 40% of GDP was devoted to military purposes. The US in 1945 was the world’s military superpower.
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3. Crisis and Liberty

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
State and local levels of government were more burdensome to people in the early stages of our country than federal levels. The national government mainly received revenue through tariffs and land sales.
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6. The New World of Capitalism

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
In the face of overwhelming evidence of the prosperity of capitalism, Marxists were forced to rephrase their arguments from material provisions to quality of life. Robert Nozick, a brilliant philosopher of liberty, became a libertarian. Anarchy, State, and Utopia, his main book, dominates debate in...
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1. The Nature of Man and the Human Condition: Language, Property, and Production

Legal SystemPolitical TheoryPraxeology

09/03/2004Audio/Video
What condition does mankind find itself in? Language, property and production are elements unique to mankind. Humans are social animals. Cooperation is normal. Language permits direct communication. Animals can’t abstract in the way humans can. They can form sounds but not words. Animals cannot...
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1. The European Miracle

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
Ralph Raico covers classical liberalism’s growth, development and possible future. Liberalism arose in Europe entwined with Christianity. Why Europe? The East lacked the idea of freedom from the state and never established the legal system that could protect wealth. Europe had multiple,...
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10. Crisis and Liberty

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
The attack on September 11, 2001, showed us what we can expect from any fresh crisis. Military forces were assigned to domestic police activities. Police state surveillance was expanded. But, wiping out terrorism cannot be done. The ultimate result is Big Brother.
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5. Crisis and Liberty

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
WWI was the culmination of progressivism. It was possible to impose prohibition. The creation of the Fed and the passage of an income tax allowed warfare socialism to rage and liberties to be lost.
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