Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Law

In 1850 Frederic Frédéric Bastiat published The Law, his most famous political writing. Influenced by John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government, Bastiat criticizes government for their usage of what he called legal plunder. His argument here focuses on the difference … Continue reading

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The Congress of Vienna

Before the year 1814 in Europe, the land had been plagued with numerous wars and strife. Mainly, the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars were of major concern. To ensure long lasting peace in Europe many ambassadors of all … Continue reading

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The Abolition of English Slavery

Until its abolition in the 19th century slavery was a grotesque yet primary part of not only western civilization but also the entire world. It wasn’t until 1833 when England realized the moral and economical disadvantages that came with slavery … Continue reading

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Industrial Revolution

When talking about the Industrial Revolution people usually speak of the standard of living debate. This debate used to be on whether during the Industrial Revolution people acquired more economic growth than in previous centuries. There is only one conclusion … Continue reading

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