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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

See also his YouTube channel here.

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Escaping Poverty — Not Inequality — Is What Matters

Poverty

Blog06/27/2019

Some people get richer faster than other people. But what really matters is increasing access to everyday necessities (and luxuries) for everyone.

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Inflation: The Soviet Tool for Destroying Money

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog06/15/2019

The Bolsheviks were shocked to discover the destruction of money failed to bring about the rational economic order that the Communists believed to be inevitable.

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Elizabeth Warren Shows Us Why Government Must Get Out of the Student Loan Business

Big GovernmentEducationU.S. Economy

05/23/2019Audio/Video
Under Warren's plan for higher education, Warren won’t make you go to college — but she’ll make you pay for it.
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Elizabeth Warren Shows Us Why Government Must Get Out of the Student Loan Business

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/22/2019

Under Warren's plan for higher education, Warren won’t make you go to college — but she’ll make you pay for it.

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The Gateway Drug Myth

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

05/17/2019Audio/Video
The Time magazine article creating "the gateway drug" myth in the 1970s provided no citations for its claims, except ambiguous references to unnamed “experts.” The evidence remains elusive forty years later.
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