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Much of modern history portrays the African slave trade as purely a European venture. But capturing and sending slaves abroad required both approval and aid from African elites.
The infamous St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre was responsible for the death of thousands, but the horrible aftermath was also the beginning of religious toleration in the West.
Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsU.S. EconomyWorld History
Before Steve Jobs and the iPhone, there was Malcolm McLean, inventor of the shipping container. McLean made the iPhone—and many other things—possible.
Global EconomySocialismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
When the Soviet Union dominated Eastern Europe, people there looked to the West—and especially the USA—in hopes of freedom. Today, it is the West promoting culture wars and collectivism.
Free MarketsSocialismWorld History
Even though liberalization of its infamously bureaucratic economy has achieved strong results, India's leftist activists and politicians are trying to reestablish collectivism.
Free MarketsInflationMonetary Policy
When the Nixon administration ended the dollar's ties to gold, it was yet another sad chapter in the US government's abuse of its currency. And the government learned nothing.
U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy
If falling enlistments are an indication of declining faith in the military overall—and especially declining support among conservatives—that's very good news.
Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyFree Markets
Using a humorous subject, Charles Amos successfully challenges the view that government must produce "public goods" in order to ensure an optimal supply.