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Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Friday December 30, 2011

Today: Year in review, Wichita Liberty-style; Patriots New Years Eve; Legislators to hear from citizens; California’s redevelopment nightmare to end; Growth will heal nation's economy; Assumptions about capitalism; Resources on Austrian economics; Cato University.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Friday May 6, 2011

Today: Wichita downtown sites draw little interest; KPERS; more flexibility for school funds; despite "cuts," spending grows; Sandy Springs a model; states' war for jobs; shale gas to be topic in Wichita; Economics in one lesson this Monday; voters favor cuts, not tax increases to balance budget; here’s the Kansas data.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Tuesday May 3, 2011

Today: Why not school choice in Kansas?; Economics in one lesson this Monday; Sowell on government intervention; Salina's first TIF district; Charles on energy and stuff; government and entrepreneurship.

Ludwig von Mises: A quick introduction

A short book available online lets readers become acquainted with the ideas of Ludwig von Mises and why his ideas are important to freedom and liberty.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Thursday April 21, 2011

Today: Can anything Think Progress says about the Kochs be believed; Kansas governor on first 100 days; freeloaders come in all types; are taxes the solution; the spontaneous society -- centralized planning not required.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Monday January 31, 2011

Today: Some downtown Wichita properties plummet in value; Kansas Days; Mises University; "Rosa Parks moment" for education; the state against blacks; politics and city managers; Wednesdays in Wiedemann; Professor Cornpone; Government bird chirping.

Primer on Mises and Austrian economics published

If you've heard of Ludwig von Mises and wondered why his ideas are important to freedom, here's a chance to easily and quickly gain understanding of this important thinker and the field of Austrian economics.

Or if you've not heard of or read about Mises and Austrian economics, here's your chance. The Institute for Economic Affairs, a free-market think-tank based in London, has just published a short book titled Ludwig von Mises -- A Primer. the author is Eamonn Butler.

What kind of man was Ludwig von Mises?

What kind of man was Ludwig von Mises? As this unique film shows, Mises (1881-1973) was a man who never stopped fighting for freedom: not when the Nazis burned his books, not when the Left blackballed him at universities, not when it seemed as if statism had won. With courage and genius, he fought big government until the day he died ... in 25 books, hundreds of articles, and more than 60 years of teaching.

Hayek vs. Keynes: the video

There's a video concerning some obscure but vitally important ideas in economics that's getting a lot of play on YouTube. Titled "Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem, the video tells the story about two competing theories of how the world works -- the theories of John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich A. Hayek. The ideas of Keynes have been vastly more popular in mainstream economics and politics and are embraced by President Obama and his advisors. This, of course, doesn't necessarily mean that Keynes and his followers are correct.

Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve

Events over the last year have placed our nation's monetary system in focus. Or, at least it should be in sharp focus, as U.S. monetary policy and the Federal Reserve System bear much responsibility for the financial crisis and the accompanying recession. Few politicians, Ron Paul being one, are looking in the right places for the cause of the problem. His campaign to audit the Fed is a good first step.

What kind of man was Ludwig von Mises?

What kind of man was Ludwig von Mises? As this unique film shows, Mises (1881-1973) was a man who never stopped fighting for freedom: not when the Nazis burned his books, not when the Left blackballed him at universities, not when it seemed as if statism had won. With courage and genius, he fought big government until the day he died ... in 25 books, hundreds of articles, and more than 60 years of teaching.

Articles of Interest

bama's volunteer corps, Kansas cigarette taxes, U.S. Auto industry, Austrian economics.

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