Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Sales Tax: History of a Dumb Idea” by Mason Gaffney, this is part of my post. I found this wonderful essay written by Mr. Gaffney in Insights Magazine back in 2005 about sales taxes. He writes about the history of the sales tax. It goes way, way back, farther than you can ever imagine. Check out today’s audio and transcript for the rest…….Continue
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This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1818, the Rush-Bagot Treaty or “Rush-Bagot Disarmament” was ratified by Congress. ….Continue
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. In 1883 German philosopher and political theorist Karl Marx died.….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - You said Tyler is your favorite president. He’s another one of these guys that if you ask Joseph Ellis or the woman that wrote the book that ultimately became the movie Lincoln, one of these presidential historians, Tyler will probably rank somewhere between 38 and 43, yet you and McClanahan ranked him up there as number one and two. Why? Check out today's transcript for the rest...….Continue
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. Check out today's Founders History to find out what John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail.….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - James Madison and the Making of America is out in paperback today. The author, of course, the one and only Kevin Gutzman, is on the Dude Maker Hotline with us. Check out today's transcript for the rest...….Continue
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