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Politics and American Business: Adversaries or Allies?




Are business and government allies or adversaries? What is the proper relationship between the two? These questions are important issues for the upcoming presidential, congressional, and state elections. They are also the subject of my new book, Politics and American Business: … Continue reading




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How the Louisiana Purchase Transformed America




This year marks 210 years since the Louisiana Purchase, which added 828,000 square miles to the territory of the United States, doubling its size. All or part of twelve of the present states were carved out of the Louisiana Purchase. The Louisiana … Continue reading




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The Growth of American Business: The Role of War




While disconcerting, it is nevertheless a fact that wars have played a significant role in expanding American business. This is so for at least three reasons. First, wars create new markets, and new markets fuel industrial expansion. Second, wars also … Continue reading




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