4. Economic Liberty Series

The Future of Freedom Foundation, in conjunction with the students in the George Mason University Economics Society, is pleased to present our Economic Liberty Lecture Series. Every month, FFF provides a lecture on the principles of economic liberty to the students of George Mason University and the general public. For a schedule of future events, please see our upcoming events.

Do We Really Need a Central Bank?

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Steve Horowitz
On December 2, 2009, Steve Horwitz gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech "Do We Really Need a Central Bank?" can viewed above in its entirety. Steven Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He is the author of two books, Microfoundations ...

Lessons from the Great Depression

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Lawrence Reed
On November 2, 2009, Lawrence W. Reed gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech can viewed below in its entirety. Lawrence W. Reed is President of the Foundation for Economic Education, headquartered in Irvington, New York. After serving as President of the Mackinac Center for its first two decades, Reed became president ...

The Great Depression and the Current Recession: Similarities and Differences

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Robert Higgs
Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor at Large of the Institute’s quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and he has taught at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, Seattle University, and the University of Economics, Prague. He has been a visiting scholar ...

Economics and Moral Courage

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Llewellyn Rockwell
Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. is founder and president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Ala., and vice president of the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, Cal. He is the editor of six books, including The Irrepressible Rothbard., and author of thousands of articles appearing in journals, magazines, newspapers, as well as a commentator for radio and television. ...

A Safer, Freer, and Wealthier America

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Bruce Fein
Bruce Fein commands impressive experience and influence in the corridors of both national and international power. He graduated from Harvard Law School with honors in 1972. After a coveted federal judicial clerkship, he joined the U.S. Department of Justice where he served as assistant director of the Office of Legal Policy, legal adviser to the assistant attorney general for ...

The Founding Father of Economic Statism

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Thomas DiLorenzo
Thomas J. DiLorenzo is professor of economics at Loyola College, Maryland, and a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He is the author or co-author of ten books, on subjects such as antitrust, group-interest politics, and interventionism generally.

Bailout Bosh and Other Economic Frauds of Our Times

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James Bovard
James Bovard is the author of Attention Deficit Democracy (St. Martin’s/Palgrave, January 2006), and eight other books. He has written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New Republic, Reader’s Digest, and many other publications. His books have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Japanese and Korean. The Wall Street Journal called Bovard “the roving inspector ...

Austrian Economics and the Present Crisis

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Peter Boettke
Peter J. Boettke is the Deputy Director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy, a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, and a professor in the economics department at George Mason University. Boettke was born and raised in New Jersey. He received his BA in economics from Grove City College and his PhD in economics from George ...
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