Courses on History

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5. Secession and the American Experience

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

10/25/2006Audio/Video
States had the right to secede. The War Between the States was not launched to free slaves. Lincoln believed that whites were superior and favored the deportation of freed slaves. The South was for free trade; the North wanted protectionism.
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4. Lysander Spooner and Other Antebellum Radicalism

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

10/18/2006Audio/Video
Lysander Spooner in the antebellum period has been overlooked. He was a radical abolitionist lawyer. He wrote The Unconstitutionality of Slavery . William Lloyd Garrison felt the Constitution was a bloody pro-slavery compact.
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3. The Principles of '98

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

10/11/2006Audio/Video
1798 was an important year. The Principles of ’98 influenced all of American history. The Alien and Sedition Acts and the Kentucky Resolutions revealed these principles.
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2. The Constitution: Four Disputed Clauses

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

10/04/2006Audio/Video
As of 1790, all original thirteen colonies had ratified the Constitution. Four clauses have caused great trouble ever since: The War Powers Clause; The Commerce Clause; The Necessary and Proper Clause; and, The General Welfare Clause.
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1. Themes and Lessons from Colonial America

U.S. History

09/27/2006Audio/Video
Fischer’s book Albion’s Seed described four British folkways into the colonies. The four were Puritans to New England, aristocrats to Virginia, Quakers to Pennsylvania, and borderland immigrants to Appalachian backcountry.
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10. Is Voluntary Government Possible?

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

06/10/2006Audio/Video
Walter Block and Tom DiLorenzo have looked at Constitutional Economics, and determined that politics are not just another market. There is only a curious analogy to the public choice approach. Social contract theory has been used as an excuse for all types of state intervention.
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8. Labor Market Superstitions

U.S. HistoryInterventionism

06/09/2006Audio/Video
There are labor market myths and there are labor union myths. The biggest myth is that capitalists always exploit the working class. Basic economics about marginal productivity theory contradicts this. Examples abound in all areas.
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9. The Truth about the Great Depression

Booms and BustsU.S. History

06/09/2006Audio/Video
The interventionist myth is that Federal meddling in domestic or foreign economics can make anything better. Instead, meddling produced the American Great Depression. Doing nothing with a depression in 1920 produced resolution within eighteen months. Nobody hears of the depression of 1920-21.
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6. Protectionist Origins of Antitrust

Corporate WelfareU.S. HistoryInterventionism

06/08/2006Audio/Video
The myth of antitrust, the myth of the New Deal and labor union myths are three economic fallacies. All three declare that government must save capitalism from itself.
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7. The Myth of Natural Monopoly

Corporate WelfareU.S. HistoryInterventionism

06/08/2006Audio/Video
This second myth about market failure is again a call for interventionism and support for bigger government. Natural monopolies don’t exist. The theory was made up after the fact. The only monopolies existing are those propped up by government privilege.
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