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World Day for the eradication of poverty

October 17 marks the World Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The fight for this noble cause, however, should not be reduced to a call for more international aid for the countries known as “poor”, as is usual. Indeed, poverty, especially in Africa, is primarily the result of misguided public policies that prevent the creation of wealth for the vast majority of the population. Thus, to “eradicate” misery should be essentially to “eradicate the eradication of wealth creation” i-e refuse more or less deliberate policies of economic exclusion.

Ronald Coase (1910-2013)


Economist Ronald Coase (1910-2013), Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Law School died on September 2 at the age of 102. His whole career can be summed up by the struggle against “blackboard economics”, that is economic theory far remote from the actual essential economic process of real life....  

I, Pencil


Do you know how to make a pencil? You don't, do you? No, single person on earth does and fortunately, in a market economy you don’t have to! Watch this short film adapted from the 1958 "I, Pencil" essay by Leonard E. Read made by the Competitive Entreprise Institute. 

Making Sense of the Great Depression

Can't make it to a seminar this summer? Our friends from have a solution for you. Free online course about the Great Depression. You will explore questions such as What caused the Great Depression? Why was it so bad? Why did it last so long? What eventually ended it? We encourage you to check it out and enroll now ! You

Free Market Series

The Montreal Economic Institute has produced an extremely valuable TV series of interviews of thinkers of liberty (Tom Palmer, Michel Kelly-Gagnon, Steven Horwitz, Steve Forbes and many others) on various topics of interest such as poverty, money, Austrian economics, religion, finance and a lot more. Make sure to view the episodes here.

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