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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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8. From Monarchy to Democracy

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

09/06/2004Audio/Video
The transition from monarchy to democracy deals with how humans create more freedom than is currently had. The role of monarchs in the pre-state societies and their positions as heads of state since the feudal (1100-1500 AD) period and into the absolute monarchies were the more typical form of...
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8. The Civil War

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/06/2004Audio/Video
A tariff set the stage for the American Civil War. The quarrel between the North and the South was a fiscal quarrel, not a war over slavery. The tariff of 1828 was called the tariff of abomination. Nullification was a strong argument to void unconstitutional federal laws.
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3. The Kaleidoscopic Romans

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Adams begins with a few tidbits: taxation problems caused the end of Egypt and the taxes that the Greeks put on the Jews were an excessive one-third. Sulla of Rome created special tax agents, essentially IRS agents, to collect taxes. Cicero felt that the era of chaos made a military dictatorship...
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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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