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America’s History of Economic Liberty, Voluntary Union, and the Free Market

“The most numerous and influential group of settlers in the seventeenth century, the Puritans, at first tried an idealistic form of mercantilism,using governmental authority to direct the economic affairs of Massachusetts Bay toward the concepts of fairness and justice. thus the Puritans enacted subsidies and bounties, and tried to set ‘just’ prices, wages and profits. […]

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