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Paul A. Cantor

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Works Published inThe AustrianSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Austrian Economics Newsletter

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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5. The Serialized Novel in the Nineteenth Century

Media and CultureWorld History

Dickens’ work reflects popular culture as a feedback mechanism. He saluted middle class virtues. He praised capitalism. He had high regard for free enterprise. Dickens was the greatest novelist in English. Dickens died a very wealthy man.
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2. Shakespeare's Theater

Media and Culture

This is a great example of commercial art and a great commercial artist – Shakespeare. Nobody does like competition, but competition, like Marlowe and Johnson, is healthy for culture. Shakespeare had to approach entrepreneurial backers in London who had surplus wealth to invest in a capital project...
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3. The Economics of Painting: Patronage vs. the Market

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

A priceless Klimt painting turned out at auction to have a price - $135 million. Scholarship on painting is sympathetic to markets, unlike scholarship on music. Picasso was even called an entrepreneur. Picasso was quite wealthy early in his career and died a billionaire. Not every artist starves.
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Hyperinflation and Hyperreality: Thomas Mann in Light of Austrian Economics

Media and CultureMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

07/20/2005Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
Decisively refuted by the facts of economic life, Marxism has been forced to retreat to the one place in the academy where empirical reality seems to carry no weight in an argument: the humanities departments.


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Taxation and Literary History, or Who Killed John Keats?

Media and CultureTaxes and Spending

Recorded 15 January 2005 at The Trouble with Taxation Conference , Charlottesville, Virginia.
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