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Shawn Ritenour

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Shawn Ritenour, a Fellow of the Mises Institute, and former Mises Research Fellow, teaches economics at Grove City College and is the author of Foundations of Economics: A Christian View.

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It’s the Fourth of July! Why Am I Sad?

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


When I was a kid, I loved Independence Day. Now it just makes me sad.

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Socialism's Dismal Harvest: Venezuela Edition

Political Theory


The more hard-core socialist the system is, the worse its problems.

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More Resources on Cuba

World HistoryPolitical Theory


My most recent post featured links to a radio episode and magazine article that briefly mentioned the plight of citizens as it related to nutrition after the Castro Revolution. If you are interested in learning more about...

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Review of Exploring Capitalist Fiction: Business through Literature and Film by Edward W. Younkins

Media and Culture

03/22/2016Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The importance of economic messages in media has not been lost on Austrian economists. Mises, for example, had much to say throughout his career about the importance of novels and the media in shaping people’s ideas about political economy.
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Socialism Starves the People: Cuba Edition

Media and CulturePolitical Theory


Studies of the improving Cuban culinary scene after Fidel Castro's stepping down from power reminds us of how socialism actually impoverished the people by making their mundane, ordinary lives much more difficult to live.

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