1 - Wealth Taxes & the Mongol Conquest of China

Liberty & Wine

05-04-2021 • 36 mins

In this very first episode of Liberty & Wine, my friend Peter and I discuss how wealth taxes end up hurting Main Street and modern lessons from the Mongol Conquest of China, all the while savouring a glass of a Greek wine.

This month’s wine selection is the Santo Wines Assyrtiko Santorini 2019, a white wine from the volcanic island of Santorini. The Assyrtiko grape is arguably Greece’s most iconic wine grape variety, and depending on which specific bottle of Assyrtiko wine you treat yourself too, the price typically ranges between CA$17 and CA$35.

This month’s links:

Wine selection: Santo Wines Assyrtiko Santorini 2019

The Mongol Conquest of China: How Paper Money Led to the Mongol Conquest – Money and the Collapse of Song China

Wealth taxes: Wealth Taxes End Up Hurting Main Street