Art Carden Archive
By Art Carden • Friday March 26, 2010 at 7:47 AM PDT
You might have read the story about the Socialist Alarm Clock. Here’s one version. A friend who wishes to remain anonymous sent his libertarian version and asked me to post it: This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock built by the ingenuity of millions of individuals all working for their own gain,...
Tags: Bailouts, Business, Civil Society, Corruption, deregulation, Drugs, Economics, Education, Employment, Energy, Federal Express, Food, Free Market, General Mills, Healthcare, Housing, Insurance, Labor, Money and Banking, multi-national corporation, Personal Liberty, Politics, Property Rights, public school, Regulation, Socialism, The State, Trade, Weather Channel
By Art Carden • Saturday March 13, 2010 at 12:57 PM PDT
Here’s John Papola, one of the people behind the Keynes-Hayek Rap. On the Mises Blog, Jeff Tucker discusses Papola’s talk. Roger Garrison’s Austrian Business Cycle Theory lecture–which is the best self-contained discussion of the basics available anywhere–can be found on the Mises Institute’s YouTube Channel, and his slides can be downloaded from his website.
By Art Carden • Friday March 12, 2010 at 5:47 PM PDT
Reposted from Division of Labour: Quoth a Facebook friend, in linking this piece about a proposed ban on salt in New York restaurants: “Just when I thought people protesting the trans fat ban using a slippery slope argument were being ridiculous, some jackass goes & proves them right. Art Carden, enjoy the sweet salty...
By Art Carden • Wednesday March 10, 2010 at 11:41 AM PDT
James Otteson speaks at the 2010 FEE Homeschool Debate Tournament on Karl Marx v. Adam Smith (HT: James Otteson). The Classical Liberal Tradition: Marx v. Smith from FEE on Vimeo.
By Art Carden • Tuesday March 2, 2010 at 7:17 PM PDT
I just found out that my paper “Economic Progress and Entrepreneurial Innovation: Case Studies from Memphis” was accepted by the Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship. The revised version is here. The abstract: Entrepreneurial innovation encourages economic progress, and an institutional climate that encourages risk taking, rewards success, and weeds out failure is essential to a...
By Art Carden • Tuesday February 23, 2010 at 7:27 AM PDT
The idea that markets are efficient has come under fire in recent months. Can we be confident that market participants will make repeated, systematic errors? Consider an example. We were taking a walk in our neighborhood a few days ago and came across an office chair that one of our neighbors had put by...
By Art Carden • Thursday February 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM PDT
The Mises Institute has made available, at a price of $0, audio recordings of some of Murray Rothbard’s microeconomics lectures from 1986. The discussions of price controls and the economics of oil are very interesting.
By Art Carden • Saturday January 9, 2010 at 6:57 AM PDT
In prepping for my appearance on Radio Free Market this afternoon I’ve done some thinking about society’s search for Great Leaders and Great Men. This made me think about a recent post on Aid Watch by William Easterly that everyone should read and a few passages in Democracy in Deficit, which I’m ashamed to...
By Art Carden • Friday December 4, 2009 at 9:25 AM PDT
Carden, Art and Robert A. Lawson. 2009. Human Rights and Economic Liberalization, under review at Business and Politics. This paper has made the rounds at a handful of conferences and is finally available. Thanks to everyone who has offered comments and suggestions. The abstract: Using several case studies and data from the Economic Freedom...
Tags: Business, caspitalism, Chile, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, Criminal Justice, economic freedom, Economic Freedom of the World, economic liberalization, Economics, Fascism, Free Market, human rights, Military, Milton Friedman, Morality, Nationalization, Natural Law, Personal Liberty, Pinochet, Politics, Presidential Power, Privatization, Propaganda, Property Rights, Socialism, statism, Surveillance, The Road to Serfdom, The Shock Doctrine, The State, Torture, Utilitarianism
By Art Carden • Sunday November 1, 2009 at 1:36 PM PDT
Last week, I spoke to a class at Idlewild Presbyterian Church on the economics of drug prohibition. My notes are below. Cross-posted at Division of Labour.
Tags: Civil Liberties, cocaine, Criminal Justice, drug addiction, drug legalization, drug use, Drug War, Drugs, Economics, hemp, heroin, homicide rates, intoxicants, Law, marijuana, Medical Marijuana, narcotic, opium, Personal Liberty, prohibition, Regulation, Urban Issues