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Industrial Revolution

by Deirdre McCloskey on Aug 15, 2008

The industrial revolution improved not only production, but standards of living, political and economic freedom, and the spread of ideas and culture.

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Stine, The Third Industrial Revolution

by Jerry Pournelle on Aug 1, 1976

“If we do break free of Earth and take our rightful places as inhabitants of the Solar System, G. Harry Stine will deserve a place in that achievement’s history.”

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The Market Revolution

featuring Robert M. S. McDonald on Aug 10, 2011

Robert McDonald uses historical stories and data to detail the market revolution.

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Military-Industrial Complex

by Christopher A. Preble on Aug 15, 2008

The alliance of the military technology industry and the growth of the government’s war authority has led to increasingly aggressive foreign policy.

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Marxism

by Jason Kuznicki on Aug 15, 2008

Marxism is the philosophy calling for the working class to overcome capitalism and institute a socialist society. Politically, it has only caused disaster.

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Progress

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

Libertarians celebrate increasing individual liberties as the main fuel for human progress - material, moral, and intellectual.

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Jimmy Rose: Failure & Sympathy

by Herman Melville in 1855

A failure at business and a failure at life, Jimmy Rose was a lot like the rest of his generation—drowning in change.

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The Tartarus of Maids

by Herman Melville April 1855

Melville suggests that unless the modernizing, industrializing world retained its humanistic sensibilities, we’ll create our own Hells.

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French Revolution

by David Hart on Aug 15, 2008

Despite its devastating consequences, the French Revolution (1789-1799) was a major event in the spread of democratic ideals.

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American Revolution

by Robert M. S. McDonald on Aug 15, 2008

Robert McDonald outlines the key events of the American Revolution, one of the most influential successes of liberty to date.

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Glorious Revolution

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

The Glorious Revolution brought Mary II and William III of Orange to the English throne and soothed the religious and political conflict of the English Civil Wars.

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The Writing Revolution

by Condorcet in 1795

The invention of agriculture was certainly epochal and revolutionary, but writing dramatically sped up the course of progress.