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5. The Revolution of 1913

The FedTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

06/07/2006Audio/Video
In 1913, economics and liberty collided when the Federal Reserve Bank was created, the 15th Amendment created the income tax, and the 17 th Amendment instituted direct election of Senators.
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4. The Classical Liberal States' Rights Tradition

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

06/07/2006Audio/Video
States’ Rights have been ignored or misrepresented. Thomas Jefferson was an originator of States’ Rights. Citizens of a state ought to have sovereignty – dual sovereignty. Government was merely to protect the lives, liberty and property of citizens.
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3. Lincoln vs. the Constitution

Legal SystemU.S. History

06/06/2006Audio/Video
There is no provision in the US Constitution allowing for a dictator. Yet, Lincoln was one. He suspended habeas corpus . Any disagreement with Lincoln was treated as treason. Political prisoners were everywhere, including the mayor of Baltimore.
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2. Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of Mercantilism in America

U.S. HistoryInterventionism

06/06/2006Audio/Video
Alexander Hamilton wanted the colonies to be just like Britain, but without a king. He pushed mercantilism in America by arguing that public debt was positive and central banking was necessary.
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1. Lincoln's Tariff War

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

06/05/2006Audio/Video
The War to Prevent Southern Independence is the more proper title for the Civil War. The South did not want to take over DC or the North. There exists a vitriolic Lincoln Cult who cannot countenance that Lincoln might have been motivated by money and power in engaging in the Tariff dispute which...
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10. The American Presidency: Critical Episodes in Its Growth, Part II

BiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

06/25/2005Audio/Video
The Mexican War 1846-48 involved unpaid debts to Americans, a desire for West coast territory, and the issue of Texas whose independence was not recognized by Mexico. The Southern boundary was in dispute also.
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9. The American Presidency: Critical Episodes in Its Growth, Part I

BiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

06/25/2005Audio/Video
No President should leave a citizen in doubt about his person or property. However, this original comforting view is contrasted with more modern theory of the Presidency in which Wilson held the President to be the “unifying force of the country”. He represents no constituency, but the “whole...
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8. Major Episodes in American Labor History: An Austrian Reevaluation, Part II

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

06/24/2005Audio/Video
Up until the 1930s there was freedom of contract between workers and employers by which they could make, accept, or reject any offers of remuneration. With the 1930s comes the idea of exclusive bargaining agents decided upon by a majority of workers, and compulsory to all.
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7. Major Episodes in American Labor History: An Austrian Reevaluation, Part I

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

06/24/2005Audio/Video
The standard tale of labor history in American is largely false. Unions did not cause a rising standard of living. Employers were forbidden to encourage union membership, but they could compel union membership.
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6. The Great Depression, World War II, and American Prosperity, Part II

Booms and BustsU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyBusiness Cycles

06/23/2005Audio/Video
FDR’s stated New Deal purpose was to keep work weeks short and to extend minimum wages which were extremely high. But, production is what makes demand possible and what increases purchasing power, not federal mandates.
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