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Dr. Patrick Newman on Cronyism in America

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Tags Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. History

02/12/2021Jeff DeistPatrick Newman

Professor Patrick Newman, known for his incredible work editing Murray Rothbard's The Progressive Era and Conceived in Liberty, just finished a staggering new historical work titled Cronyism: Liberty vs. Power in Early America. Newman joins the show to give us a preview of this tour de force book, which chronicles the special interests and state favoritism embedded in US society almost from the start. The Rothbardian analysis of "liberty vs. power" informs Newman's approach throughout, and history buffs will want to get their hands on this book immediately upon release later in 2021. You will never see the American colonies, revolution, Constitution, or great men like Hamilton, Madison, and Jefferson the same way after reading this book.

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Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.

Contact Patrick Newman

Patrick is Assistant Professor of Economics at Florida Southern College. He completed his PhD in the Department of Economics at George Mason University. He is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow.

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