Joseph R. Stromberg

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Civil War and the American Political Economy: Response to a Critic

Ideology and interests.

MAY 16, 2011 by JOSEPH R. STROMBERG

When there are important material interests at work, they necessarily enter into an historical explanation.

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Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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