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Ep. 137 Tom DiLorenzo Explains the Problem With Abe Lincoln

Tom DiLorenzo is a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute who has written several books critical of Lincoln. His latest is “The Problem With Lincoln.” Bob asks Tom about his early career in economics, and then they discuss the various ways in which Abe Lincoln was actually a horrible president.

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About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, and co-host with Tom Woods of the podcast "Contra Krugman."

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  1. Adrian Gabriel Gutierrez on 08/16/2020 at 9:18 PM

    “’I… would continue (trade) where it is necessary, and discontinue it, where it is not. As instance: I would continue commerce so far as it is employed in bringing us coffee, and I would discontinue it so far as it is employed in bringing us cotton goods.'” This starkly illustrates Lincoln’s dictatorial mentality. He will place his subjective impressions over the decisions of individual consumers. Lincoln proposed that he, rather than consumers, would determine which goods and services would exist. This is Lincoln as amateur Soviet-style central planner.” – Adam Young, Abraham Lincoln In His Own Words

    The above quote resemble Trump’s position quite starkly.

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