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Jo Ann Cavallo

Jo Ann Cavallo

PROFILE

Jo Ann Cavallo (Ph.D., Yale, 1987) is professor and chair of the Italian Department at Columbia University and an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute. Her latest book, The World beyond Europe in the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariosto (2013), won the Modern Language Association...

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Cavallo on Machiavelli in New York

BlogNovember 11, 2013

Associated Scholar Jo Ann Cavallo presented on "State Power and Personal Liberty in The Prince" at the Symposium on Machiavelli: Then and Now, sponsored by The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Hunter College, in...

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JoAnn Rothbard

BlogSeptember 17, 2012

Today would have been the 84th birthday of JoAnn Rothbard.

Read about Joey and listen to her speak about her husband, Murray, who called her his "indispensable...

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The World Beyond Christian Europe in the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariosto

Audio/VideoMarch 22, 2012
Session on Literature and Liberty. Recorded 10 March 2012 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [15:09]

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Joy Of JoAnn, The

JournalsJanuary 1, 2000
"The trouble with socialism," Oscar Wilde once wrote, "is that it takes too many evenings." Indeed, the private lives of socialists are highly politicized. They must not be interested in anything-not even their families-other than socialism. The theory must inform every aspect...

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The Turgot Collection: Writings, Speeches, and Letters of Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune

BooksMarch 17, 2011
Murray Rothbard considered Turgot one of the greatest economists of all time and one of the foremost classical liberals of the eighteenth century. He extended economic theory beyond the Physiocrats, defended free trade, anticipated the notion of opportunity cost, developed an early concept of...

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Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture

BooksDecember 4, 2009
In a welcome change of critical perspective, Paul Cantor and Stephen Cox give an economic interpretation of literature from a pro-market point of view, not the standard Marxism take.

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Recent Literature on Interest

BooksSeptember 15, 2007
Böhm-Bawerk takes on alternatives to the Austrian theory he presents in previous books and clarifies the case.

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Feudalism and Cronyism in Machiavelli’s Italy

Mises DailyMay 14, 2014
Machiavelli asserts that civil society can best flourish in the absence of government intrusion.

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The Essential Rothbard

BooksMarch 2, 2007
Here is the book for the Age of Rothbard, precisely the primer that is needed at a time when his influence—as the most radical and compelling intellectual force in the second half of the 20th century—is higher than during any time during his lifetime. And so this book is a landmark in...

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JoAnn Beatrice Schumacher Rothbard (1928-1999)

Mises DailyOctober 30, 1999
She was Murray's "indispensable framework" and a scholar in her own right...

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Pioneers in Free-Market Literary Criticism

Audio/VideoAugust 27, 2014
Thanks to Henry Hazlitt, Paul Cantor and others, a body of work by free-market literary critics is now beginning to emerge, writes Jo Ann Cavallo. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Biography of A.R.J. Turgot (1727-1781)

JournalsAugust 1, 2007
ANNE ROBERT JACQUES TURGOT'S career in economics was brief but brilliant, and in every way remarkable. In the first place, he died rather young, and second, the time and energy he devoted to economics was comparatively little. He was a busy man of affairs, born in Paris to a distinguished...

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Pioneers in Free-Market Literary Criticism

Mises DailyAugust 9, 2014
Countering an academic environment in which Marxism and its variants are still being fed to students, this volume of essays offers nutritious food.

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Free Banking: Theory, History, and a Laissez-Faire Model

BooksJuly 29, 2008
Published in 1993, this is a formalization and extension of literature in the free banking area, with important correctives and clarifications.

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The Anatomy of Criticism: A Trialogue

BooksFebruary 8, 2007
Hazlitt has his characters debate the question of literary value, and pushes forward the proposition that the value of literature is discerned and revealed through the operation of the "social mind."...

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Studies in the Theory of International Trade

BooksJune 15, 2009
In the English economic literature prior to Adam Smith, the most pervasive and the most emphasized doctrine is the importance of having an excess of exports over imports. To this doctrine and the trade regulations which it inspired, Adam Smith, following the usage of some of the Physiocrats, gave...

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Duncombe's Free Banking

BooksMay 27, 2009
From the author: If you desire to perpetuate republican institutions in the United States; if you have studied the political history of our country, and become thoroughly acquainted with the elementary principles of our government; and if you have made yourselves familiar with political and public...

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Confessions of a Capitalist

BooksJune 5, 2009
From the author: Three things may be said about this book upon which there must, I think, be general agreement, and I mention them to save my critics trouble. The first is that the book is in bad taste, dealing as it does with matters which, by common consent, are not usually written or talked...

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