“The Struggle against Scarcity:” Arthur Lovejoy and Wilhelm Roepke

By |2019-09-12T13:52:11-05:00December 28th, 2013|Categories: 21st Amendment, Economics, Political Economy, Ralph Ancil, Wilhelm Roepke|

During World War II, philosopher Arthur Lovejoy tried to explain the reasons for the international crisis and the totalitarianism in Germany. According to his view, the roots of the trouble could be found in the German Romantic period which ranged approxi­mately between the years 1780 to 1830. During this time certain relatively new ideas took [...]

The Joy of Drinking: Prohibition, Legislating Morality, and Celebrating Repeal Day

By |2014-02-14T22:59:29-06:00December 6th, 2012|Categories: 21st Amendment, Books|Tags: , |

Five years of Prohibition have had, at least, this one benign effect: they have completely disposed of all the favorite arguments of the Prohibitionists. None of the great boons and usufructs that were to follow the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment has come to pass. There is not less drunkenness in the Republic, but more. [...]

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