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Paul A. Cantor

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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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3. The Economics of Painting: Patronage vs. the Market

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/25/2006Mises Media
A priceless Klimt painting turned out at auction to have a price - $135 million. Scholarship on painting is sympathetic to markets, unlike scholarship on music. Picasso was even called an entrepreneur. Picasso was quite wealthy early in his career and died a billionaire. Not every artist starves.
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Hyperinflation and Hyperreality: Thomas Mann in Light of Austrian Economics

Media and CultureMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

07/20/2005Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
Decisively refuted by the facts of economic life, Marxism has been forced to retreat to the one place in the academy where empirical reality seems to carry no weight in an argument: the humanities departments.


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Taxation and Literary History, or Who Killed John Keats?

Media and CultureTaxes and Spending

01/25/2005Mises Media
Recorded 15 January 2005 at The Trouble with Taxation Conference , Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Austrian Economics and Literary Criticism

Media and CultureAustrian Economics Overview

03/01/2004Mises Media
Paul Cantor discusses Austrian Economics and Literary Criticism at the 2002 Austrian Scholars Conference.
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Commerce or Commissar?

Media and CultureEntrepreneurship

12/22/2003Mises Daily Articles
Paul Cantor tours the Black Sea region and observes how the juxtaposition of Lenin and McDonald's is curiously symbolic of the whole history of the region. For over two thousand years, two forces have contended with each other in this strategically located area: the state as conqueror and merchants...
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