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Podcast: Hummel on “Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men”

Podcast: Hummel on “Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men”

in Faculty, Graduate Students, Media, Publishing, Scholarship

Jeffery Rogers Hummel, a professor of economics at San Jose State University, took some time to talk about his book Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War – which recently saw the release of its 2nd edition.

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Private Security in South Africa w/ Dr. Katherine Fidler

Private Security in South Africa w/ Dr. Katherine Fidler

in Faculty, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Scholarship

Last week, we were lucky enough to have Dr. Katherine Fidler lecture in a webcast on the rise of the private security industry in South Africa. Below are some extended answers to questions that were raised and addressed during the lecture. You can also check out Dr. Fidler’s PowerPoint presentation here. Q&A: As I noted in the webinar, one of [...]

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Podcast: Kevin Gutzman – James Madison and the Making of America

Podcast: Kevin Gutzman – James Madison and the Making of America

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IHS History Program Officer Phil Magness recently talked with historian and New York Times Bestselling author Kevin R.C. Gutzman about his most recent book, James Madison and the Making of America. In the book, Dr. Gutzman provides voluminous documentation of Madison’s career and the role he played in some of early America’s most formative years.

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Podcast: Thaddeus Russell – A Renegade History of the United States

Podcast: Thaddeus Russell – A Renegade History of the United States

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We were lucky enough last week to have Thaddeus Russell – historian and professor at Occidental College – join us via Skype to talk about his book A Renegade History of the United States. I won’t spoil anything that’s in the recording or the book here – I’ll just express my gratitude to Dr. Russell for taking time to talk with us. [...]

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Happy Birthday, James Buchanan!

Happy Birthday, James Buchanan!

in Faculty, Graduate Students, Scholarship

Today is economist James M. Buchanan’s 94th birthday. Winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics, Jim also was a member of the Board of Advisors of The Independent Institute, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute, and a professor at George Mason University. He did extensive research and was best-known for his work on public choice theory: Perhaps [...]

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George H. Smith’s “The System of Liberty” at Liberty Matters

George H. Smith’s “The System of Liberty” at Liberty Matters

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All month long, the Online Library of Liberty has been hosting a discussion of George H. Smith’s The System of Liberty: Themes in the History of Classical Liberalism - featuring essays and responses from the author himself, Georgetown’s Jason Brennan, David Gordon of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and Professor Emeritus of History at Buffalo State College Ralph Raico. Some of the highlights [...]

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Free Online Lecture at University of New Orleans

Free Online Lecture at University of New Orleans

in Graduate Students, Scholarship, Undergraduate Students

Check out this free lecture this afternoon! Details: Thursday, September 26 “Platonic Education and the Idols of the City” Shawn Welnak (Long Island University, Post) 5:00pm CST Link to watch: http://www.uno.edu/LiveStreamEvent.aspx Submit questions to Shawn: tocqueville@uno.edu

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Saving Ludwig von Mises

Saving Ludwig von Mises

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Steve Mariotti relays an amazing story at the Huffington Post about Richard Ebeling’s (successful) mission to track down Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises’s personal papers. Ebeling’s story was originally published by our friends over at FEE. Of course, it’s widely known that Mises fled Austria from threat of the Nazis, being both Jewish and a critic of the regime, but was forced to [...]

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Why is There No Milton Friedman Today?

Why is There No Milton Friedman Today?

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Just last week, our sister organization – the Mercatus Center – co-hosted an event with Econ Journal Watch asking the question as to why is there no Milton Friedman today? The event complimented the online symposium, featuring a number of high-profile contributions, which can be found here. The question was being asked because Friedman, in the words of Peter Boettke, was the [...]

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Classical Liberal Reading List – Education

Classical Liberal Reading List – Education

in Graduate Students, Higher Education, Scholarship

Why have American, and so many other school systems, become so bureaucratized and centralized? What are the effects of these trends, and how can and should we try to reverse them? Here is a list of books in the history, politics, and philosophy of education that classical liberal scholars can use to gain insight into the world of K-12 education. [...]

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