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  • What caused the housing boom/bust of the mid-1890s?

    I was reading Doug French's book about the housing collapse and came across the Shiller graph showing historical home values. I'm a self-taught student of economics and don't have the background that others might. I wanted to pick the brains of the Mises community on the housing spike/collapse...
    Posted to History (Forum) by ashleycsmith85 on Thu, Feb 10 2011
  • Best Books on United States History

    It seems like they didn't teach us anything about real United States history in school. My teachers were always terribly boring and made us memorize the acronyms of the New Deal programs. I've had to teach myself everything I know about our history, but I always have to learn randomly - and by...
    Posted to History (Forum) by Brian LaSorsa on Wed, Jun 23 2010
  • Import/tonnage duties during the early Constitutional period (1788-1800 CE)

    I am wondering if anyone knows anything about the duties on imports and tonnage which the Union imposed in the summer of 1789 as a result of the first session of Congress, or if anyone has any general knowledge about import/tonnage duties. Specifically, I would like answers to the following questions...
    Posted to History (Forum) by Egon on Mon, Jan 25 2010
  • Question about late 19th Century "surplus".

    I am currently doing a dissertation on American foreign policy and at the moment I am reading William Appleman Williams The Tragedy of American Diplomacy . In it, he says that US expansionist policies gained support from industrialists and farmers in an effort to "open" and/or "find"...
    Posted to History (Forum) by Tyler Rouillard on Thu, Jun 18 2009
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