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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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When Stimulus Does Not Stimulate

Booms and BustsTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

Obama's stimulus plan is equivalent to a giant welfare scheme. Instead of the money going to lower income Americans, however, it is meant to go to municipal bureaucrats of various stripes. Instead of productive American citizens determining what to do with their own scarce resources, the state is...
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When Stimulus Does Not Stimulate

The FedFinancial MarketsInterventionismMonetary Theory

07/08/2009Mises Daily Articles
Government spending merely directs scarce factors of production away from their most productive uses.
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The Stimulus Does Not Work

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

07/01/2009The Free Market
The Free Market 27, no. 7 (July 2009) A majority of Americans now give President Obama’s handling of the economy a negative rating, and many economists and city officials are concerned that Obama’s gargantuan stimulus effort has not given the expected quick boost to the economy. Some argue this is...


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Nineteenth Century Conservative Protestant Theory and the Biblical View of Property

Shawn Ritenour presents Nineteenth Century Conservative Protestant Theory and the Biblical View of Property. From the 2009 ASC Panel: Religion and Economics.
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Review of North: "Millenialism and the Progressive Movement"

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Shawn Ritenour reviews Gary North's article, "Millenialism and the Progressive Movement," Journal of Libertarian Studies 12, No. 1 (1996): 121–142 [ PDF ]. Presented at the Mises Institute's Brown Bag...
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