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The “One Salvation” of Ludwig von Mises

There is no doubt that the Catholic Church supports the idea of a just social order, and has expounded on that order in the...

The Old College Try

Claremont, CA. The New York Times has joined a host of other publications asking the question: Is college worth it? And again, just like...

Is Economics a Science?

One salient fact about this recession is that 90% of the working economists missed the warning signs, and those who predicted a disaster were...

Waiting for the Americans…

In the late 1970s, my grandfather’s older brother, already in his nineties, was pressing his almost deaf ears to a little portable radio still...

The Reluctant Southerner: Reflections on Home and History

Moorpark, CA.  In October of 1997 I attended the Southern Historical Association’s convention in Atlanta because I wanted to hear Paul Conkin’s presidential address,...

Thrifty Americans Threaten Recovery

Kearneysville, WV. Things are looking up. According to the “experts” the global economy appears to be stabilizing. For what it's worth, the use of...

Buddhist Economics: The Eight-Fold Path

Cold Spring, N.Y. In order to get people thinking rightly about economists, Fritz Schumacher used to tell the story of an architect, a priest,...