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10 Historical Myths Most Historians Still Believe! Sal the Agorist and Keith Knight

by | Oct 12, 2020



Looking at facts without the guidance of theory in their selection is virtually impossible.

Murray N. Rothbard
Classical Economics, p. 120


… I see history as centrally a race and conflict between “social power” — the productive consequence of voluntary interactions among men — and state power. In those eras of history when liberty — social power — has managed to race ahead of state power and control, the country and even mankind have flourished. In those eras when state power has managed to catch up with or surpass social power, mankind suffers and declines.

Murray N. Rothbard

Conceived in Liberty v. 1, p. 10; p. xvi

Myths discussed:

0:00 – Domino Theory

4:24 – Market Entrepreneurs v. Political Entrepreneurs – The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burt Folsom

6:48 – The Federal Reserve Act –

How I Became My Own Bank & How You Can Too by Sal the Agorist

14:12 – The Reaction to the 1929 Recession –

20:35 – Lusitania –

24:00 – Origins of the Welfare State –


32:55 – Pearl Harbor – McCollum Memo:—The-McCollum-Memo:4

War Entry Plans Laid to Roosevelt

38:40 – The Not So Wild Wild West –

44:25 – The Emancipation Proclamation –

51:25 – Why American Wages Rose –






About Keith Knight

Keith Knight is Managing Editor at the Libertarian Institute, host of the Don't Tread on Anyone podcast and editor of The Voluntaryist Handbook: A Collection of Essays, Excerpts, and Quotes.

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