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New Audio Articles from ‘Mises Daily’

July 19, 2014 in Economics

By Ryan McMaken

Be sure to visit the Audio Mises Daily page if you prefer audio versions of the Daily articles. Some recent titles:

Industrial Policy Is Still a Loser by  & 

Jean-Baptiste Say: An Underrated Revolutionary by 

How To Have Law Without Legislation by 

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Audio: Mark Thornton on Immigration and the War on Drugs

July 19, 2014 in Economics

By Mises Updates

Here is another interview about his recent article on immigration and the war on drugs. This one is with The Heartland Institute.

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Intolerant US Professors Call Out China for Intolerance

July 19, 2014 in Economics

By Peter G. Klein

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One of the least tolerant places around is the US university campus, with its speech codes, disdain for dissenting social and cultural opinions, voluntary self-censorship, and slavish devotion to political correctness. “Diversity” is the mantra, but diversity of opinion on economics, history, and politics is generally unacceptable. So, what are US professors worried about? China, of course. The Association of American University Professors recently issued an official statement of concern about Confucius Institutes, Chinese government-affiliated nonprofits that promote Chinese culture on US university campuses such as Stanford, Chicago, Texas A&M, UCLA, Michigan, and many others. “Confucius Institutes function as an arm of the Chinese state and are allowed to ignore academic freedom,” says the AAUP, most of whose members work for state universities or are paid from government grants and other funds. “North American universities permit Confucius Institutes to advance a state agenda in the recruitment and control of academic staff, in the choice of curriculum, and in the restriction of debate.” Perhaps they learned from the CIA, which has many years of experience advancing US state interests in the guise of educational and cultural programs. In any case, the irony of the largely intolerant US professoriate calling out the Chinese for intolerance has been lost on most observers.

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The Right Way to View Entrepreneurship

July 19, 2014 in Economics

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Mises Daily Weekend by Peter Klein and Nicolai Foss:

Much of the existing research on entrepreneurship focuses only on start-ups and small business. But entrepreneurship is a much broader topic and entrepreneurs appear everywhere as drivers of greater wealth and economic growth. Peter Klein and Nicolai Foss discuss new ways to study this phenomenon.

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