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Make Summer Vacation Exciting and Enlightening!
Attention High-school Students & College Undergrads: Don’t let your intellect atrophy! Make summer vacation a time to delve into new subjects or to probe topics that have sounded intriguing to you. The Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar explores economics, liberty, and society using lectures, discussion, directed reading, and multimedia presentations. Students consistently give our...
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A Timely Economics Seminar for Homeschoolers
The Independent Institute, the Institute for Principle Studies, and Economic Thinking cordially invite homeschooled students and their parents to attend: UNDERSTANDING TODAY’S ECONOMY Preview for Homeschoolers from the Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminars Thursday, June 4, 2009 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Independent Institute 100 Swan Way Oakland, California Map and Directions Seminar fee:...
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Anna Schwartz Indicts the Federal Reserve–Again
Economist Anna Schwartz devoted ten years to gathering and analyzing the data that went into her book with Milton Friedman, A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960. It was the empirical rigor of that book that reminded economists and central bankers of a truth many of them had forgotten—namely, that excessive growth of...
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Video of Dr. T.R.M. Howard (Civil Rights/Self Help Champion)
This is a film clip of T.R.M. Howard from December 1955 in which he describes his strategy to fight the credit squeeze by the racist Mississippi white Citizens Councils against civil rights activists. Howard is the subject of my book, Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard’s Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power. He was a...
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Eartha Kitt RIP
Eartha Kitt not only had talent (see, for example, her scene-stealing performance in St. Louis Blues) but fearlessly spoke truth to power. In 1968, while at a public White House lunch, she properly embarassed Lady Bird Johnson by declaring “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed....They rebel in...
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Second Amendment Book Bomb Launched on Bill of Rights Day, Dec. 15
Monday, December 15, marks America’s Bill of Rights Day, the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. Beginning on this day, we have created the Second Amendment Book Bomb, a unique and powerful way to communicate the importance of the Bill of Rights’ Second Amendment for the protection...
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