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Inflation: The Soviet Tool for Destroying Money

By Chris Calton Mises Institute June 17, 2019   Inflation: The Soviet Tool for Destroying Money   In March 1919, the Communist Party headed by Vladimir Lenin stated in its newly drafted program that among the party objectives was the complete abolition of money. The State Bank of Russia would be “abolished and turned into the […]

Inflation: The Soviet Tool for Destroying Money

Ending the War on the Non-Drug Known as Hemp

Ending the War on the Non-Drug Known as Hemp

By Chris Calton Mises Institute January 9, 2019   Ending the War on the Non-Drug Known as Hemp   With the recent legalization of hemp in the United States, one may ask the question of why it was ever illegal to begin with. Being a non-psychoactive form of cannabis, its uses were entirely industrial. One need […]


How Capitalists Created a “War on Waste”

By Chris Calton Mises Institute November 8, 2018   How Capitalists Created a “War on Waste”   Perhaps the most commonly referenced historical image invoked by people who wish to demonstrate the need for government interventions to protect the environment from private industry is that of the Chicago River in the nineteenth century. By the end […]

How Capitalists Created a "War on Waste"

How the Patent-Troll Wright Brothers Fought to Stifle Innovation

How the Patent-Troll Wright Brothers Fought to Stifle Innovation

By Chris Calton Mises Institute February 6, 2018   How the Patent-Troll Wright Brothers Fought to Stifle Innovation   The standard justification for patent protection is that without this government-granted monopoly, innovations will come to an abrupt halt. People only innovate with the expectation that they will make money, and this form of economic protectionism is […]


Two Portraits from the American Civil War

By Chris Calton Mises Institute December 12, 2017   Two Portraits from the American Civil War   Here are the portraits of famous figures from the Civil War: The first is a Democrat. Politically, he was the polar opposite of Abraham Lincoln and the new Republican Party. He was ardently pro-slavery. He supported the Lecompton Constitution that […]

Two Portraits from the American Civil War

How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System

How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System

By Chris Calton Mises Institute August 10, 2017   How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System   In the modern legal system, the victim of the crime gets punished twice. In the case of a robbery, for example, the victim gets robbed by the thief and then, if the criminal is actually arrested and imprisoned, […]


When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers’ Dime

By Chris Calton Mises Institute March 16, 2017   When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers’ Dime   Perhaps one of the more interesting aspects of the Trump administration has been the way that the CIA and the American intelligence establishment has come under public scrutiny in a way not seen for decades. Due […]

When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers' Dime