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A Jaunt to Vermont

by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers Oct. 1838-January 1839

Rogers takes us on a transcendent yet rugged tour of Vermont, a land virtually untouched by the scourge called “Colorphobia.”

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This is All Fanaticism–Wait and See

by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers July-September 1838

Our study begins with a frank discussion of slavery, its impact on American life, and the constitutionality question.

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The Influence of America on the Mind, Part III

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Oct 18, 1823

Ingersoll concludes by examining religious liberty in America. He goes so far as to single out Catholics for their enormous contributions to American life.

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The Influence of America on the Mind, Part II

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Oct 18, 1823

Ingersoll moves to discuss the American contributions to practical life in an era when great efficiency yielded greater power and influence.

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The Influence of America on the Mind, Part I

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Oct 18, 1823

Presaging the Young Americans a generation later, Ingersoll argues that an exceptional degree of liberty can produce exceptional contributions to civilization.

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War Economy

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Mises associates democracy with market processes and finds international peace and goodwill a necessary corollary to economic prosperity.

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Corporativism and Syndicalism

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Mises surveys two poles in the modern conflict over the proper ways to moderate the perceived evils of industrial civilization.

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Confiscation and Subsidies

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Unable or unwilling to inflate away their inefficiency, the central planner or interventionist will likely resort to exorbitant taxation and doling of spoils.

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Inflation and Credit Expansion

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Since the central planner or interventionist’s plans will inevitably fail, it’s only a matter of time before they turn on the people’s money.

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Interference by Restriction and Price Control

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Mises surveys two of the major methods by which governments interfere in free economies—the imposition of trade restrictions and price controls.