Writing assignment: Answer three of the following questions.
(1) According to Deirdre McCloskey, why do some of the traditional explanations for Western prosperity fail, and what in her view is the major, unique ingredient that accounts for it?
(2) What were the major principles guiding the diplomats at the Congress of Vienna?
(3) What were the Carlsbad Decrees?
(4) According to Rothbard, did compulsory state education emerge because governments simply wanted their people to become more knowledgeable, or were there other motivations at work?