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Peter T. Calcagno

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Peter T. Calcagno is Professor of Economics at the College of Charleston.

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Restructuring Before Privatization — Putting the Cart Before the Horse: A Case Study of the Steel Industry in Romania

Legal SystemCalculation and KnowledgeInterventionismPolitical Theory

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The Eastern European countries have been going through a transition phase since the liberalization of their economies with the collapse of communist regimes in the early 1990s.


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How PACs Control the Politicians

Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory

05/28/2009Mises Media
Recorded at the Mises Institute's Brown Bag Seminar series on 9 October 1996.
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Review of You Don't Always Get What You Pay For: The Economics of Privatization, by Elliot D. Sclar

Monopoly and Competition

07/20/2005Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Elliot Sclar's book You Don't Always Get What You Pay For: The Economics of Privatization presents an empirical analysis of privatization that he thinks has been lacking.


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V-Chip Parenting

Media and Culture

06/10/1999Mises Daily Articles
The futile effort to protect us from ourselves.
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Can States Buy Business?

Taxes and SpendingPrices

04/01/1999The Free Market
Taxes distort the price system and always alter behavior away from the free-market ideal. That is why, as J.B. Say said, the best tax is always the lowest tax. But in recent years, state and local governments have been using the tax system, along with direct subsidies of all sorts, to influence...
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