History and Economics from a Libertarian perspective

If you want to learn history and economics from a Libertarian perspective, check out Tom Woods' site LibertyClassroom.com! Liberty Classroom has many different courses on a wide array of topics, all taught by credentialed professors. Any questions can be asked to the professors and fellow students on the site forums. You will learn lots of … Continue reading History and Economics from a Libertarian perspective

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Minimum Wage Laws and Unemployment

Let’s say we have a medicinal drug that will raise the pay of all low-income workers. If this cure for lower wages is successful, money will pour into the pockets of thousands of needy people! This could make their lives better boost the entire economy. The question is, how legitimate is this cure? Does it … Continue reading Minimum Wage Laws and Unemployment

The Song of Roland: An Evaluation

There is something special about reading old literature. It is almost as if we were given a window into the past, a glimpse of a world that existed long ago. Those who lived in that era have passed on, but what they believed impacted the generations to come. One of the main ways that civilizations … Continue reading The Song of Roland: An Evaluation

Was there any basis for an optimistic view of Rome in Livy and Ovid?

Livy and Ovid were Roman writers who wrote in the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD. Livy was a historian and Ovid was a full-time poet. Livy was pro-republic and wrote about the time when Octavian became Augustus Caesar. He was not, however, anti-Augustan in his writings because that could get him in … Continue reading Was there any basis for an optimistic view of Rome in Livy and Ovid?

The role of Cicero’s rhetoric in his listeners’ fear of Catiline

Cicero was a great roman orator who lived in the last days of the Roman republic. Cicero was a consul, one of the chief rulers of Rome. He had to deal with a conspiracy to take over Rome led by a man named Catiline. The first oration he delivered to Catiline himself, even though it … Continue reading The role of Cicero’s rhetoric in his listeners’ fear of Catiline

If I was Catiline, what would I say to undermine Cicero’s case?

The great Roman orator and writer Cicero gave some impressive speeches addressed to the Roman senate member Catiline, who was planning a conspiracy to take over Rome. But, Cicero’s orations had not one, but many goals. First of all, he wanted to win over the senate; an easy task, because the majority of the senate … Continue reading If I was Catiline, what would I say to undermine Cicero’s case?