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The American Civil War was as much an economic struggle as an ideological one. Lincoln often spoke about why slavery had to end in order for American society to actually reflect its founding principles of democracy and human liberty..

The great economist and social philosopher Adam Smith famously observed, at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, that the productivity of its people are the wealth of a nation…

America is creating wealth and not working for it. Even on the surface this statement seems dangerous, but most people can see that its true. Many companies are worth billions of dollars as startups…

Echoes of the Civil War are still being felt today. Although the negative impacts of slavery were outlawed years ago, the rise of automation brings to bear many of the same economic issues…

The statistics are abysmal — 50% of Americans have less than $500 in savings.

Jobs are going to the poor, but having a job simply means that they go from being poor to being working poor. Having a job does not mean that they have prosperity. Meanwhile, income gains are going to the rich….

The Perils of Worklessness

America is creating wealth and not working for it. Even on the surface this statement seems dangerous, but most people can see that its true. Many companies are worth billions of dollars as startups...

The Real Cause of Income Inequality

The statistics are abysmal — 50% of Americans have less than $500 in savings. Jobs are going to the poor, but having a job simply means that they go from being poor to being working poor. Having a job does not mean that they have prosperity. Meanwhile, income gains are going to the rich....

What America Can Learn From the Economic Failure of 1861

The American Civil War was as much an economic struggle as an ideological one. Lincoln often spoke about why slavery had to end in order for American society to actually reflect its founding principles of democracy and human liberty..

The Unrealistic Wealth of Our Nation

The great economist and social philosopher Adam Smith famously observed, at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, that the productivity of its people are the wealth of a nation...

The Consequences of a Slave Nation

Echoes of the Civil War are still being felt today. Although the negative impacts of slavery were outlawed years ago, the rise of automation brings to bear many of the same economic issues...