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3. The Union Blockade and Southern Strategy

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

02/02/2005Audio/Video
Tariffs were generally favorable for the North and unfavorable for the South. They were a key political battle for forty years. The Union General Scott developed the anaconda plan to squeeze the breath out of the South. The Union Blockade was the first part of that plan. This battle at sea won the...
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2. Economic Tools for Understanding the War

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

01/26/2005Audio/Video
Opportunity cost is the proper economic basis for specialization and trade in resources. Opportunity cost is the highest value you give up when you make a choice. It was Confederate government policy that caused misallocations on the part of the South, making it inefficient and wasteful. A few of...
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1. How Did the North Win?

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/19/2005Audio/Video
The Economics of the Civil War should instruct us in ways that the history of the Civil War might not. Cotton had much to do with what the war was about. Slavery as a cause of the Civil War is a modern development. How did the Union win the war? How did the aftermath of the war affect our own lives...
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10. Strategy: Secession, Privatization, and the Prospects of Liberty

StrategyAustrian Economics OverviewPolitical Theory

09/06/2004Audio/Video
The institution of the State is not normal or natural. We will pay for making this error. There are not different and unequal laws applying to masters and individuals. Once you accept, incorrectly, unilateral taxation and ultimate jurisdiction in the hands of the state you are stuck.
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10. Learning from the Past: What History Teaches

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Adams suggests nine reform items to tame the tax monster: 1) tear down the spy system, 2) establish a crime for tax extortion as well as a civil action for damages, 3) establish a civil action for damages for tortious tax administration including: malicious tax investigations, extortions, leaked...
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5. The Wealth of Nations: Ideology, Religion, Biology, and Environment

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Ideological factors, especially comparative religions, are considered. Until 1500, China was the most developed region on the globe. Confucianism has no promise of an afterlife. There are no miracles for them. They are realistic and rational. Confucius is not a god or prophet. He is revered as a...
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5. The Swiss: From William Tell to No Tell

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Note:The Swiss are not mentioned in this lecture. King Solomon, king of Israel from 970 to 931 BC, lusted after women as he grew older. He had a thousand wives and concubines. Solomon spent tax moneys for luxurious palaces and his harem. His treasury was soon empty, so he found new ways to drain...
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7. Parasitism and the Origin of the State

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Exploitative behavior of the state is studied. Brainwashing was required to build states up. Unlike productive activities via division of labor, parasitic activities like cannibalism, slavery, fraud and robbery did not lead to social cooperation.
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7. After the Magna Carta

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Does liberty sow the seeds of its own destruction? Yes, by consenting to excessive taxes. Government will not want to give up the power. Taxes were to be only for common defense, not offensive wars.
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2. The Bible's World of Taxes

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Adams begins this session with facts about taxation being the basis of the Civil War, not slavery. If the British had not taxed the colonies, the colonies would have remained with Britain and slavery would have been ended when Britain ended it. The thousand year history of the Romans covered...
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