Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
I have enough of a knowledge about economic history to know that we don't operate in the same world as we do then.
No you don't. You suffer from mainstream in-the-box thinking which omits a lot of economic history. Most historians don't write about economic history because they don't know economics well enough. You have not studied alternatives and are closed to new ideas.
Again, I am NOT a libertarian.