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Paul A. Cantor

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Works Published inThe AustrianSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Austrian Economics Newsletter

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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The Invisible Man and the Invisible Hand: H.G. Wells's Critique of Capitalism

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

09/17/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Wells's science-fiction parable fails to offer a fair test of Adam Smith's economic principles. Smith would in fact agree that to make a man invisible would be to turn him into a monster of egoism, for it would set him free from the normal discipline of the market."
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Hyperinflation and Hyperreality: Mann's "Disorder and Early Sorrow"

03/18/2010Mises Daily Articles
One may say that, apart from wars and revolutions, there is nothing in our modern civilizations which compares in importance to [inflation]. The upheavals caused by inflations are so profound that people prefer to hush them up and conceal them. —Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power...
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Economics and Literature: A Tribute and Celebration

03/14/2010Mises Media
Presented by Paul A. Cantor at the 2010 Austrian Scholars Conference. Includes the presentation of the annual O.P. Alford Prize in Libertarian Scholarship ($1,000), an introduction by Jeffrey Tucker, and closing remarks by former Mises Institute president Douglas French. The ASC is the...
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The Poetics of Spontaneous Order: Austrian Economics and Literary Criticism

Media and CultureEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

01/22/2010Mises Daily Articles
"From the Austrian perspective, if some form of collaborative activity is involved in the creation of literature, it is still always collaboration among individuals, whereas in the Marxist view collaboration is typically understood in collectivist terms."
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Preface to Literature and the Economics of Liberty

Media and CultureEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

01/15/2010Mises Daily Articles
"The Austrian School is the most humane form of economics we know, and the most philosophically informed — hence we regard it as the most relevant to humanistic studies."
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