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Before the Debate: Slavery, Smarm, and Friedman Pwning some n00bs
By: Barry Belmont

Here is an excellent response by Milton Friedman to some guy to many issues people have concerning historical slavery. For some reason it is incredibly satisfying to see someone with such hubris about the state of the world get cut down to size by someone who actually has his act together. TL;DR:

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Before the Debate: Civil War and Slavery
By: Barry Belmont

What were the causes of the US Civil War (or War of Southern Cessation to the South and Right, or the War of Northern Aggression to you DeLorenzo-types)? Obviously the issue is nuanced and the ultimate reasons lie mired in subtle historical contexts and vastly aged political disputes, however, there is little doubt that by [...]

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Before the Debate: Slavery (as viewed by crazy people…)
By: Barry Belmont

The word “slavery” is one which should never be thrown about carelessly. It signifies one of the worst possible institutions that could possibly exist between human beings. Being a slave literally means “being the property” of another human being, the same way a chair or a desk can be. A slave has the same “rights” [...]

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