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Larry J. Sechrest

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Larry Sechrest (1946–2008) was professor of economics at Sul Ross University, adjunct scholar of the Mises Institute, and author of Free Banking: Theory and History of a Laissez-Faire Model.

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The Anti-Capitalists: Barbarians at the Gate

Media and CultureEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

07/26/2022Mises Daily Articles
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires of freedom in people's minds."
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Explaining Malinvestment and Overinvestment

Business CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

06/21/2021Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Larry Sechrest provides a concise (4000-word) explanation of the concepts of malinvestment and overinvestment and how they help us understand economic depressions and the boom-bust cycle.


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Privateers: An Example of Private-Sector Military Defense

The EntrepreneurU.S. HistoryWorld History


One of the most instructive of all examples from maritime history is that of privateering, that is, the employment of profit-seeking, private armed ships during wartime.

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Chapter 7. Privateering and National Defense: Naval Warfare for Private Profit

War and Foreign Policy

06/06/2019Mises Media
From The Myth of National Defense: Essays on the Theory and History of Security Production , edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.
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Public Goods and Private Solutions in Maritime History

Free MarketsWorld History

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Among all those goods which have been offered as examples of public goods, national defense and lighthouses have been among the most frequently cited.


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