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  • My Whacko American Histoy Professor

    Okay so I have just been assigned a paper for American History (HIS103) at my college in which I must, 1. Explain how checks and balances (Federal and State) provided for in the Constitution limit the government's ability to respond to the impending climate crisis. 2. Explain how the controversy...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Christopher Barcelo on Sun, Nov 18 2012
  • The Soviet Gold Standard

    From 1917-1920, the supply of money increased 25 times. This led to hyperinflation and so one of the most significant reforms of the NEP was the advent of the gold ruble. It was a reform that apparently provided the solution to the currency crisis. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperinflation_in_early_Soviet_Russia...
    Posted to History (Forum) by fakename on Sun, Aug 26 2012
  • Re: Origins of the State

    [quote] Oppenheimer's 'The State' is what you are looking for.[/quote] http://archive.org/details/stateitshistory00oppegoog But I guess there are several others too. Henry Morgan - Ancient society: http://archive.org/details/ancientsocietyo00morggoog Karl Marx buddy Friedrich Engels stole...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Mon, Jun 25 2012
  • Natural Money Bomb: an insidious way to blow up Wall Street

    I have been away some time but I have worked on something interesting. It is the Natural Money Bomb. Here it is: The Natural Money Bomb is weaponised superior efficiency that will wreak havoc and create chaos in the financial system. It will bring down the banks and Wall Street when it is used. The core...
    Posted to General (Forum) by niphtrique on Wed, May 16 2012
  • History of private Libraries made open-to-the-public

    I am looking for a history of private Libraries made open-to-the-public (any/all countries). I remember reading a partial history of (if I recall) 19th century America by Rothbard on this topic, but it was only a paragraph or two long. Can you recommend literature which contains a history of private...
    Posted to History (Forum) by Samuel Marks on Sat, Mar 17 2012
  • The Founding Father of ‘Collective Responsibility’? by Tom DiLorenzo

    Recently Tom DiLorenzo, sadly associated with the Von Mises Institute, published the following article on the internet: The Founding Father of ‘Collective Responsibility’? The subject was General William T. Sherman, Union general in the Civil War; the thesis being that recent barbaric military...
    Posted to History (Forum) by Livermore Jim on Thu, Sep 15 2011
  • Middle School History References

    I read the extensive list of recommendations for high schoolers and wanted to know if anyone had equal recommendations for the Middle School level reader. We home school, are currently reading the Uncle Eric series and looking to pick up Tom Woods' books. It is very tricky to find decent history...
    Posted to History (Forum) by megmonstah on Mon, May 23 2011
  • Socialism is just a management theory

    From Youtube and from the university, after hearing many arguments for and against socialism and after reading a lot of Orwell, I've concluded that socialism is really a management system -that is, it is not a real alternative to "free-markets". But I don't like either term because...
    Posted to General (Forum) by fakename on Mon, Apr 11 2011
  • A question about the number of people killed by Stalin

    I was talking with a guy at a bar the other day when the topic of WWII came up. I said we should have stayed out, he said the opposite. Then I made the point that Stalin was just as bad as Hitler. He came back with the claim that the purported number of people killed by Stalin is much much larger than...
    Posted to History (Forum) by CrazyCoot on Mon, Apr 4 2011
  • Why Hoover's High Wage Policy had effect?

    When trying to understand the causes of the Great Depression, the most important thing to understand, in my opinion, would be the high unemployment at the time. So, the best explanation I saw, coherent to economic theory, is that at the time, Hoover had stablished a "High Wage Policy", that...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Gabriel Godinho on Thu, Feb 10 2011
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