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Armen Alchian (April 12, 1914 – February 19, 2013)
Arline Alchian Hoel reports that her father, Armen Alchian, “passed away peacefully in his sleep early this morning at his home in Los Angeles.” He was 98 years old. Armen Alchian was a major figure in the economics profession for more than half a century. At UCLA, where he spent his academic career as...
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Markets Promote Peace and Harmony
The market economy is a remarkable institution: It reduces poverty, decreases discrimination, and provides opportunities for constructive social and economic advancement far more reliably than do government programs. And yet despite all the good that markets do, many people are dubious about the moral case for markets. As economist Dwight R. Lee writes in...
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Groundbreaking New Book: Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, by John C. Goodman
We are very pleased to announce the publication of our very timely, widely acclaimed, and compelling, new book on how to get beyond partisanship and special-interest politics to resolve one of biggest issues facing us today, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis by our Research Fellow John C. Goodman. Dr. Goodman is the renowned, free-market,...
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Nobel Laureate Economist Ronald Coase Turns 101
On December 29th, the world-renowned economist Ronald H. Coase celebrated in Chicago his 101st birthday. Professor Coase received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1991, and he is the Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago Law School and the former, highly influential editor of the prestigious Journal...
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Happy Birthday, Ronald Coase and Thank You for Our Logo!
Ronald H. Coase, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Economic Science, turns 100 today, still publishing. As The Economist magazine pointed out in its recent tribute to his work on firms: He has long chided his fellow economists for scrawling hieroglyphics on blackboards rather than looking at what it actually takes to run...
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Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa Interviewed at Pepperdine University
Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa was interviewed at Pepperdine University. [audio:2010_11_29_llosa_pepperdine.mp3] Download mp3 file. Also, please see the following books from him: Liberty for Latin America: How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty Lessons from the Poor: Triumph of the Entrepreneurial...
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Great Depression, Round Two? Senior Fellow Robert Higgs on The Peter Schiff Show
[audio:2010_11_29_higgs_schiffradio.mp3] Download mp3 file. Here also are relevant books from Dr. Higgs: Depression, War, and Cold War Neither Liberty nor Safety The Challenge of Liberty Against Leviathan Crisis and Leviathan
Congratulations to Mario Vargas Llosa on Receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature
The 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to my father, Mario Vargas Llosa, is great news for those of us who value freedom. His work, as the Swedish Academy recognized in its public statement, explores the oppressive structures of power and the plight of the individual who rebels against them. His novels examine this...
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Reforming Environmental Policy: Seminar for Homeschool Students
Gregory Rehmke (Economic Thinking and the Foundation for Economic Education) will be speaking to homeschoolers in Idaho on July 15. The topic: reforming environmental policy. Students interested in Lincoln-Douglas debate competitions will find this program especially helpful. (Students unable to attend will have the opportunity to hear him give two talks at our own...
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Harper’s on Black Maverick
Scott Horton of Harper’s Magazine (not the “other Scott Horton” at antiwar.com) just did a story on my book (co-authored by Linda Royster Beito) Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard’s Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power: T.R.M. Howard was not everyone’s idea of a civil rights hero, and his accomplishments have been widely neglected. But...
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