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Paul A. Cantor

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Paul A. Cantor is Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American film and TV. He is the co-editor, with Stephen Cox, of Literature and the Economics of Liberty. See his interview in the Austrian Economics Newsletter.

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Cartman Shrugged: The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand in South Park

Free MarketsMedia and CultureInterventionism

01/25/2013Mises Daily Articles
The show has mercilessly satirized all forms of political correctness.
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Resolution and Financial Independence: Wordsworth's Obsession with Copyright Laws

03/22/2012Audio/Video
Session on Literature and Liberty. Recorded March 10, 2012, at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [17:55]
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How Dinosaurs Were Made Extinct

Media and CultureEntrepreneurship

08/26/2011Mises Daily Articles
It all began in the late Triassic Period, when the government decided to come to the aid of cold-blooded creatures everywhere. The Body Temperature Stabilization Act subsidized cold-blooded animals at the expense of warm-blooded, eliminating all federal taxes on the former and doubling them on the...
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Keynes and the Pyramids

World HistoryMonetary TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

05/03/2011Audio/Video
Keynes loved the pyramids. The attempt to rehabilitate the reputation of the pyramid project is part of a larger cultural effort to prop up the respectability of government in general and the nation-state in particular, writes Paul A. Cantor. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Joel Sams.
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Keynes and the Pyramids

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

05/03/2011Mises Daily Articles
Keynes loved the pyramids. The attempt to rehabilitate the reputation of the pyramid project is part of a larger cultural effort to prop up the respectability of government in general and the nation-state in particular.
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