The USDA Farmers Bulletin, an Untapped Resource

How many folks know that the USDA was not always a vehicle for farm subsidies and welfare administration and to some extent even still does useful things for the American farmer?  Given the current political environment i would guess that the number is low.  However, throughout its history (the Department was created in 1862 by … Read more

Book Review: The Great Degeneration by Niall Ferguson

This review first appeared on my history blog Battles & Book Reviews on August 6th, 2013.  I am putting it up here because I think this book is important enough that every informed person should read it. If there is one book in the realm of history or political science any informed person needs to read this year … Read more