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Paul A. Cantor is Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia and the author of Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies.

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Soft Tyranny in Albuquerque: The Politics of Better Call Saul!

Media and CultureThe Police State

06/23/2015The Austrian
Better Call Saul , a spinoff of mega-hit Breaking Bad , explores the many ways that government spies on us to control and ruin our lives. In response, many turn to making a living through less-than-honest means because so few options are left to them.
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Review of Quarter Notes and Banknotes: The Economics of Music Composition in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by F.M. Scherer

Media and Culture

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Quarter Notes and Banknotes is a genuinely interdisciplinary book and shows that an economic perspective can illuminate our understanding of the development of classical music.


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The Poet as Economist : Shelley's Critique of Paper Money and the British National Debt

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Was Percy Shelley, the great English Romantic poet, a socialist? This may sound like an odd question, since, according to the Oxford English Dictionary , the word socialist was not even coined until 1833, that is, 11 years after Shelley died. Yet, despite the fact that Shelley could not...


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Austrian Economics and Culture: An Interview with Paul Cantor

BiographiesMedia and Culture

07/30/2014Austrian Economics Newsletter
Volume 21, Number 1 (Spring 2001) Paul A. Cantor discusses economic literature in an interview with the Austrian Economics Newsletter.


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The Economics of Apocalypse: A Tale of Two C.D.C.’s

HealthMedia and CultureInterventionism

10/09/2013Mises Daily Articles
One reason the television series is so much more compelling is that it champions the cause of human freedom and self-reliance.
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