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William Boyes: Get Rid of Public Schools

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11/05/2015William J. BoyesJeff Deist

That’s what William Boyes says must be done to change education. Boyes makes his case this weekend as part of the Mises Circle in Phoenix on Saturday, November 7, as he joins Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Charles Goyette, and me to examine how to build a world where states are weak and society is strong. Watch live at

Public schools at every level paint the economy as merely a machine needing tinkering. There is no free market or Austrian human action perspective. Thus, economics departments are all about modeling and mathematics. This system left Boyes with a PhD in Economics, but with no clue about the real economy. Do prospective students understand this? Are they naïve about what life is like in academia? Knowing what he knows now, would Boyes still follow that high math track to an economics PhD?

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Contact William J. Boyes

Boyes is the Director of the Center for Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, and is Professor Emeritus of Economics at ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business.

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.

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