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Percy L. Greaves, Jr.

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Percy L. Greaves, Jr. (1906–1984) was a free-market economist for US News (the forerunner of US News and World Report) and authored several books on economics, including Understanding the Dollar Crisis and Mises Made Easier. He was also a seminar speaker and discussion leader with the Foundation for Economic Education. Percy and his wife Bettina Bien Greaves were long-time associates and friends of Ludwig von Mises, and regular attendants at Mises's New York University seminar.

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The Role of Value in Human Action

Austrian Economics OverviewValue and Exchange

08/10/2012Mises Daily Articles
Life is a series of choices by which we seek to exchange something we have for something we prefer.
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What Is Economics?

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

08/03/2012Mises Daily Articles
Economics is <em>not</em> a dry subject. It is <em>not</em> a dismal subject. It is <em>not</em> about statistics. It is about human life.
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Why Speculators?

Free MarketsInterventionism

05/09/2012Mises Daily Articles
When government restricts the honorable activities of speculators, it removes checks and balances that the free market places on supply and demand.
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US-Japanese Relations before WWII

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

11/11/2011Mises Daily Articles
FDR knew that stopping the export of oil to Japan was fraught with danger.
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Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Greaves blows the top off a 70-year Pearl Harbor cover-up, reporting for the first time on long-suppressed interviews, documents, and corroborated evidence.
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