Tag Archives: Mark Twain

My Favorite Obscure President

I want to write a movie about Chester Arthur, because his story is so weird. First, there’s no way in hell he should have become President in the first place. He was the running mate of a guy who shouldn’t … Continue reading

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A Story of Monopoly and Regulation From Mark Twain

In his memoir Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain has an interesting anecdote about the emergence of a monopoly. This was when he was a young steamboat pilot. It started with the development of a union, to protect wages at … Continue reading

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