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Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel is associate professor of economics at San Jose State University. Send him mail.

If a Pure Market Economy Is So Good, Why Doesn't It Exist? The Importance of Changing Preferences Versus Incentives in Social Change

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Many economists argue that a pure market economy cannot come about because people will always have incentives to use coercion.

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First, Ideological Change; Second, Social Change

Mises DailySeptember 10, 2010
In light of all the varied and bizarre beliefs, usually incorrect and often pernicious, that have informed human communities throughout the past, is it inconceivable that the far more sensible views of libertarianism might someday become widely accepted?

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If a Pure Market Economy Is So Good, Why Doesn't It Exist?

Mises DailySeptember 3, 2010
"Herein lies the key to changing society — changing public opinion or people's preferences toward government. And the only way people are likely to change their preferences is through education and persuasion; force is ineffective."...

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Martin Van Buren: The American Gladstone

Mises DailyJune 24, 2006
Conventional historians tend to have a nationalist bias that makes them appreciate a strong executive who lastingly contributes to the growth of central authority. They thus have a particular weakness for wartime presidents.

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Review Essay of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

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In this article, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel reviews Thomas E. Woods, Jr's The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History . Volume 20, Number 2 (2006)...

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