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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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The Road to Cultural Serfdom: America's First Television Czar

Media and CultureInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Have you ever wondered why the "tiny ship" famously tossed in the opening credits of Gilligan's Island was named the SS Minnow ? This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Steven Ng.
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America's First Television Czar

Free MarketsMedia and CultureInterventionism

03/11/2011Mises Daily Articles
Have you ever wondered why the "tiny ship" famously tossed in the opening credits of Gilligan's Island was named the SS Minnow ?
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The Invisible Man and the Invisible Hand: H.G. Wells's Critique of Capitalism

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

09/17/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Wells's science-fiction parable fails to offer a fair test of Adam Smith's economic principles. Smith would in fact agree that to make a man invisible would be to turn him into a monster of egoism, for it would set him free from the normal discipline of the market."
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Hyperinflation and Hyperreality: Mann's "Disorder and Early Sorrow"

03/18/2010Mises Daily Articles
One may say that, apart from wars and revolutions, there is nothing in our modern civilizations which compares in importance to [inflation]. The upheavals caused by inflations are so profound that people prefer to hush them up and conceal them. —Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power I have always...
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Economics and Literature: A Tribute and Celebration

Presented by Paul A. Cantor at the 2010 Austrian Scholars Conference. Includes the presentation of the annual O.P. Alford Prize in Libertarian Scholarship ($1,000), an introduction by Jeffrey Tucker, and closing remarks by former Mises Institute president Douglas French. The ASC is the...
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