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Mar 10, 2019

A unique boat is built to overcome a powerful challenge in interstate water commerce.  a revolution is fed by fish.  A writer turns commerce into words.   A well known Revolutionary figure finds an agreeable industry, while young workers take a stand.   A new high tech monopoly is broken, and a young boy gets his...


Feb 21, 2019

In this look at American commercial history we discuss the Black Thursday Stock market crash, the early career of Thomas Edison, how a popular game evolved from a anticorporate activist, and how Wall Street was once in Philadelphia, so to speak.   


Feb 15, 2019

Carter Ford '76, and the Presidential debate snafu that lead to an unplanned moment of silence.  


Feb 7, 2019

A look at one of America's earliest blockbusters, the little book that changed American minds: Common Sense, its author Thomas Paine, the impact it had at the time and what it might mean today. We also examine the creative differences Paine had with his printers, and how much it might have cost to advertise for a...


Feb 2, 2019

With so many candidates already announced for 2020, it's worthwhile looking at other elections with lots of candidates, starting with 1988.