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  • Where did the state come from?

    I've heard a lot of theories about where and how the state originated since I've started my reeducation in Austrian economics/libertarian political theory. My statist professor claimed that it was created naturally from people banding together and choosing one person to protect them. In a video...
    Posted to History (Forum) by Naevius on Fri, Jul 9 2010
  • 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
  • Utter Global Colapse?

    Found this during my morning internet rounds... (from: http://survivalacres.com/wordpress/?p=1211 ) January 11, 2008 Legendary Funds Manager Julian Robertson Predicts Utter Global Collapse Stemming From Bursting of Property Bubble In a recent interview on CNBC with Ron Insana, one of the “old-timer”funds...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Nitroadict on Tue, Feb 12 2008
  • War and the Economy

    Okay, I'm a staunch believer in the idea that warfare is always destructive to the economy, and should thusly only be undertaken with extremely careful scrutiny and even then only as an act of self-defense. I was in a debate about the recent (supposed) threats that five Iranian PT boats were placing...
    Posted to General (Forum) by CShirk on Fri, Jan 11 2008
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