Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Herbener on Welfare Economics

. . . .on the Tom Woods Show. Grove City College Economics Department Chairman, Jeffrey Herbener was interviewed by Tom Woods about welfare economics, sound and unsound. He explains the nature of the claim that a free market maximizes social welfare and what economists can say and importantly what they cannot say about these matters. Grove City College economics students are blessed with this level of education every day.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Government Subsidies to Students Drive Up College Tuition

Awhile ago someone pointed me to a meme somebody else made with my photo. Although I did not say what was included as the caption, I generally agree with the sentiment. Mundane economics indicates that when the government subsidizes consumers, they will demand more. Recently William Shuggart explained why it is true that when government money is poured into the hands of demanders of higher education, the demand for college increases, resulting in higher tuition. A recent study by the New York Federal Reserve Bank corroborates this principle.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Now Available for Kindle

For those who like their economics to come to them electronically, Foundations of Economics: A Christian View is now available for Kindle. And at about one forth the paperback price. I personally prefer the look and feel of fine, hand-tooled paper (I'll let those who went to high school in the eighties see if they can decipher that allusion).

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Importance of Economic Freedom in Light of the Cutlural Mandate

I am blessed to be asked to speak at the upcoming Christians for Liberty Conference, which will be held this Friday and Saturday in Austin, Texas. It is organized and facilitated by Libertarian Christians, headed by Norman Horn.

I will be speaking on a key theme to my book, Foundations of Economics: A Christian View. My talk is entitled "The Importance of Economic Freedom in Light of the Cultural Mandate" and will focus on exactly what the title implies. I explain important economic principles related to economic development related to the cultural mandate and then demonstrate why private property is crucial for such development to occur. I am honored to appear with such high caliber people such as Lawrence Reed, Doug Bandow, Laurence Vance, and Colin Gunn.

There is still time to register here.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wait Till It's Free

That is the title of an oustanding new documentary about our current health care system produced and directed by Colin Gunn. I had the pleasure of watching a showing at the State Theater in Modesto, California. It was the kick-off event for this year's Civics Summit at the Institute for Principle Studies. The documentary has very solid content and high production values. Anyone concerned about our health care system as well as positive solutions should watch this film.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Herbener on the Division of Labor and Social Order

This week the Ludwig von Mises Institute is hosting its Mises University. My department chair, Jeffrey Herbener is one of the faculty for this event. Here is his lecture from Monday on the nature and benefits of the division of labor:

Students at Grove City College get this level of economics every day.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Rothbard University!

I am blessed to be on the faculty of this year's Rothbard University presented by Mises Institute Canada. I am joining Walter Block, Glen Fox, David Howden, David Clement, Pedrag Rajsic, and Pierre Desrochers. Yesterday I gave lectures on entrepreneurship and money. Today I provide a lecture an history of thought lecture on the Austrian school of economics and tomorrow I finish up  discussing economic development. The entire program is being live streamed. You can access it by clicking here.