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"If the central contest of the twentieth century has pitted capitalism against socialism, then F. A. Hayek has been its central figure. He helped us to understand why capitalism won by a knockout. It was Hayek who elaborated the basic argument demonstrating that central planning was nothing else but an impoverishing fantasy." (Kenneth Minogue, "Giants Refreshed II: The Escape from Serfdom: Friedrich von Hayek and the Restoration of Liberty". TLS: Times Literary Supplement. Jan 14, 2000, p…

Sometimes what the rulers think is the best idea to favor everyone ends up being the complete opposite since they can't come down to a level where they can understand how society actually works.

tI1RQfc.jpg (437×280) Too few defenders of Liberty in this world...

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

“A state, is called the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly lieth it also; and this lie creepeth from its mouth: 'I, the state, am the people.'" ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

“A state, is called the coldest of all cold monsters. and this lie creepeth from its mouth: 'I, the state, am the people.'" ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

This is an excellent short article about how the Industrial Revolution changed the lives of American workers toward the end of the 19th Century. The 1 page article features information about Andrew Carnegie, the rise of factories, the Knights of Labor and other unions, and violence against strikes. Following the reading, a set of Common Core-aligned questions help students analyze the text and determine its central ideas.

Workers During the Industrial Revolution Article and Worksheet

This is an excellent short article about how the Industrial Revolution changed the lives of American workers toward the end of the Century. The 1 page article features information about Andrew Carnegie, the rise of factories, the Knights of Labor

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