ECONOMIC HISTORY

The 'Big Short' of the Coronavirus Crash

Kevin Smith predicted the coronavirus crash … and now has a "macro trade of the century" up his sleeves.

Tax Breaks Are Breaking the Free Market

Indiscriminate cuts for the wealthy don’t help the free market.

History Shows Us How Government Will Respond to Next Downturn

If the past is any guide … don’t hold your breath for a quick or easy fix.

The Mueller Thread: The FBI Informant Who Came Home to Roost

Twenty years ago, Felix Sater crossed paths with one of Robert Mueller’s prosecutors.

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The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

How a Book Inspired Socialist Utopia Clubs

The Gilded Age — a time of great struggle and economic inequality — required a compelling literary escape.

How One Small Car Helped Save South Korea

The Hyundai Pony wasn’t much to look at it — but it was a big deal for one country’s economy.

Was This the First-Ever Sleep App?

Meet the “Psycho-Phone” — the weirdest self-help device you’ve never heard of.

The Mayor Who Kick-Started Prohibition in America

Portland Mayor Neal Dow helped spark Prohibition 70 years before the ratification of the 18th Amendment.

Can America Be a Successful Low-Tax Society … Again?

The US only needs to look at its own history to see how it can grow without large taxes and a bloated government.

When Bahrain's Men Went Pearling, Its Women Ruled

This nation has been at the center of major trade routes since antiquity, but it took a decidedly modern approach when its men shipped off to sea.

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The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

A Day of Forced Labor? It's Just What America Needs

We should take a cue from this historical practice.

1 in 5 Californians Is Poor. Housing Prices Are to Blame

The sky-high cost of living is turning a land of opportunity into a land of disparity for many Golden State residents.

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