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Why Capitalism?

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04/05/2015David Gordon

Forget Ronald Reagan; Henry Hazlitt was the true “great communicator.” Especially in his classic work Economics in One Lesson, Hazlitt brought to bear his prodigious writing talents, honed through his long career as a journalist, to make the case for the free market to the lay reader.

Ludwig von Mises was a master theorist who made hugely important contributions to economic science. Yet, he too was a master communicator. Especially in his popular essays and in his speeches, he explained the wondrously beneficial workings of the market economy with clarity and force.

This course will be an exploration of how capitalism lifts people from poverty to plenty, using a selection of Hazlitt’s and Mises’s best writings.

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