Art Carden

Brock School of Business, Samford University

Assistant Professor of Economics

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, AL 35229

United States

http://www.artcarden.com

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Scholarly Papers (59)

1.

Supersizing Supercenters? The Impact of Wal-Mart Supercenters on Body Mass Index and Obesity

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 05 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2010
Charles Courtemanche and Art Carden
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics and Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 2,532 (10,039)
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Walmart, Wal-Mart, warehouse clubs, obesity, body weight, body mass index

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How to be a Great Conference Participant

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 Jan 2009
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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James M. Buchanan and the Political Economy of Desegregation

Southern Economic Journal, 2018
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2019
Independent Institute, Brock School of Business, Samford University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 959 (43,780)
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Public Choice, James M. Buchanan, Segregation

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The Under-Appreciated Thomas Sowell

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 May 2023
Art Carden and Brian C. Albrecht
Brock School of Business, Samford University and International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE)
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Thomas Sowell, Free Markets, Knowledge and Decisions

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Buchanan the Evil Genius

Regulation, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 Jul 2017
Art Carden and Phillip Magness
Brock School of Business, Samford University and Independent Institute
Downloads 765 (59,627)

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James Buchanan, Public Choice, Democracy, political economy

6.

Time Under Authoritarian Rule and Economic Growth

CORI Working Paper No. 2007-02
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Sep 2007
Art Carden and Harvey S. James Jr.
Brock School of Business, Samford University and University of Missouri at Columbia - Division of Applied Social Sciences
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authoritarianism, autocracy, institutions, development

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Shock and Awe: Institutional Change, Neoliberalism, and Disaster Capitalism

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 20 May 2009
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Economic Calculation in the Environmentalist Commonwealth

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 May 2009
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 634 (75,915)
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Environmental Economics, Calculation, Sustainable Development, Recycling, Price Mechanism, Private Property

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When is Corruption a Substitute for Economic Freedom?

Law and Development Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 May 2008 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2010
Art Carden and Lisa L. Verdon
Brock School of Business, Samford University and College of Wooster
Downloads 598 (81,659)
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Corruption, Economic Freedom, Economic Growth

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Human Rights and Economic Liberalization

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2010
Art Carden and Robert A. Lawson
Brock School of Business, Samford University and Auburn University - Department of Finance
Downloads 562 (88,355)
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Economic Freedom, Human Rights, Institutions, Chile, Torture

Competing with Costco and Sam's Club: Warehouse Club Entry and Grocery Prices

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Mar 2011
Charles Courtemanche and Art Carden
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics and Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 273 (199,136)
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Wal-Mart, Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club, Warehouse Clubs, Grocery Prices, Competition, Retail

Competing with Costco and Sam's Club: Warehouse Club Entry and Grocery Prices

NBER Working Paper No. w17220
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2023
Charles Courtemanche and Art Carden
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics and Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Setting the Record Straight on 'Setting the Record Straight on the Libertarian South African Economist W.H. Hutt and James M. Buchanan'

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 23 Jun 2022
Phillip Magness and Art Carden
Independent Institute and Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 433 (121,154)

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James M. Buchanan, W.H. Hutt, Apartheid, White Supremacy

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Revenue and Regulation: Lessons for E.U. Leaders from the Roman Empire to the Modern Era

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Jan 2009
Alexandar D. Tokarev and Art Carden
Northwood University and Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Situating Southern Influences in James M. Buchanan and Modern Public Choice Economics

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Jul 2017
Brock School of Business, Samford University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and Independent Institute
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James M. Buchanan, Democracy, John C. Calhoun

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Does Wal-Mart Reduce Social Capital?

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2007
Brock School of Business, Samford University, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics and Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Economics
Downloads 321 (168,987)
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social capital, Wal-Mart, Walmart, social

16.

The Bourgeois Deal: Leave Me Alone, and I'll Make You Rich

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Apr 2018
Art Carden and Deirdre Nansen McCloskey
Brock School of Business, Samford University and University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Economics
Downloads 313 (174,746)
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The Bourgeois Deal, economic growth

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Why are Some Places Rich While Others are Poor? The Institutional Necessity of Economic Freedom

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 29 Jul 2009
Art Carden and Joshua C. Hall
Brock School of Business, Samford University and West Virginia University
Downloads 301 (180,874)
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Planning, economic progress, economic development, entrepreneurship

18.

Gordon Tullock and the Economics of Slavery

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2023
Independent Institute, Brock School of Business, Samford University and University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Downloads 294 (185,431)
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Gordon Tullock, Slavery, cliometrics

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Review of Paul Heyne, 'Are Economists Basically Immoral?'

Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 27 May 2009
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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economics, ethics, religion, Christianity

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Economic Progress and Entrepreneurial Innovation: Case Studies from Memphis

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2010
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 270 (202,299)
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Entrepreneurship, Memphis, error, profit, loss, maladjustment

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Can't Buy Me Growth: On Foreign Aid and Economic Change

Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 105-123
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2010
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 267 (204,592)
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Economic Growth, Foreign Aid, Institutions, Property Rights

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Wal-Mart and Values: Painting the Town Red?

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2009
Brock School of Business, Samford University, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics and Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Economics
Downloads 259 (210,926)
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Wal-Mart, values, retail, social capital

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Review of Nelson Lichtenstein, Ed. 'Wal-Mart: The Face of Twenty-First-Century Capitalism'

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 26 May 2009
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Wal-Mart, Walmart, entrepreneurship, social economics

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Wal-Mart, Leisure, and Culture

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Jun 2008
Art Carden and Charles Courtemanche
Brock School of Business, Samford University and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics
Downloads 236 (231,111)
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The Black Market and the Silver Screen: Economics in the Third Man

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Feb 2020
Mike Hammock and Art Carden
Middle Tennessee State University - Department of Economics and Finance and Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Slavery, Violence, and Law in the Nineteenth-Century South

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Dec 2008
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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A Pile of Krusty Burgers Embiggens the Fattest Man: Obesity, Incentives, and Unintended Consequences in 'King Size Homer'

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Apr 2010
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 219 (248,073)

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Simpsons, Obesity, Economics

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Going Far By Going Together: James M. Buchanan’s Economics of Shared Ethics

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 15 May 2021
Brock School of Business, Samford University, The Citadel and The Alan Turing Institute
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James M. Buchanan, Economics, Public Choice, Business Ethics, Norms & Values

29.

Socialism

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Dec 2022
Brock School of Business, Samford University, University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and George Mason University
Downloads 206 (262,556)

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socialism, capitalism, free markets, public choice, Mises, Hayek, Buchanan, Marx

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The Transitional Gains Trap

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 31 Aug 2021
Art Carden and Sarah Moore
Brock School of Business, Samford University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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public choice, Gordon Tullock, transitional gains trap, rent extraction

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Inputs and Institutions as Conservative Elements

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Apr 2007
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 178 (299,189)
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institutions, US South, racism, lynching

Inputs and Institutions as Conservative Elements

Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 01 Dec 2007
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University

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institutions, US South, racism, lynching

32.

James M. Buchanan and the Public Choice Tradition

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2021
Brock School of Business, Samford University, Western Carolina University - College of Business, George Mason University and Independent
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Contextomy, Eisegesis, and the Libertarian Calumny: Comment on Darity, Camara, and MacLean

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Jul 2023
Independent Institute, Brock School of Business, Samford University and University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Downloads 174 (305,371)
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W.H. Hutt, apartheid, racism, libertarianism, James M. Buchanan

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Review of Benjamin Powell, Ed, 'Making Poor Nations Rich'

Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 May 2008
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 172 (308,376)

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Review of Randall Holcombe, 'Entrepreneurship and Economic Progress'

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 May 2009
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 169 (313,102)

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entrepreneurship, economic progress, growth, Austrian economics

36.

The Vital Two: Retail Innovation By Sol Price and Sam Walton

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Sep 2021
Brock School of Business, Samford University, University of Kentucky and Samford University
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Entrepreneurship, judgment-based approach, Sam Walton, Sol Price, Walmart, FedMart, Costco

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James M. Buchanan's Constrained Vision in Cost and Choice

Journal of Private Enterprise
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2021
Brock School of Business, Samford University, George Mason University, Western Carolina University - College of Business and Independent
Downloads 141 (363,854)
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Cost, subjectivism, Buchanan, social theory, classical liberalism, choice, London School of Economics, Austrian Economics

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Economic Planning Must Be Polycentric, Not Monocentric: Introduction to a Symposium on Mises and Hayek on Socialism and Knowledge

Southern Economic Journal, 2022
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Dec 2022
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 139 (367,973)

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Mises, Hayek, socialism, economic calculation, rationality, polycentricity, central planning, knowledge

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The Truthiness Hurts

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Jun 2008
Art Carden and Mike Hammock
Brock School of Business, Samford University and Middle Tennessee State University - Department of Economics and Finance
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Rational Irrationality, Environmental Economics, Public Choice

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A Note on Profit, Loss, and Social Responsibility

New Perspectives on Political Economy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 24 Apr 2009
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 127 (394,495)

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profit, loss, social responsibility

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Profit and Production

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2008
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 127 (394,495)
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profits, losses, entrepreneurs

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Beliefs, Bias, and Regime Uncertainty after Hurricane Katrina

International Journal of Social Economic, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 May 2008
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Review of Bill Hybels, 'Holy Discontent'

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 14 Jul 2008
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Sound and Fury: Rhetoric and Rebound after Katrina

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 May 2008
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Katrina, disaster, weather, rhetoric, political economy

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Review of Jennifer Burns,'Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right'

Economic Affairs (Institute for Economic Affairs), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 05 Jan 2010
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 84 (524,932)

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intellectual history, Ayn Rand, Objectivism, libertarianism, conservatism

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Review of David M. Primo, 'Rules and Restraint: Government Spending and the Design of Institutions'

Public Choice, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 26 May 2009
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 81 (536,576)

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mechanism design, institutions, rules

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We'll Never Be Royals, But that Doesn't Matter

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Jun 2017
Brock School of Business, Samford University, Rhodes College and Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
Downloads 74 (565,251)

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Apartheid

Elgar Encyclopedia of Public Choice, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Sep 2021
Art Carden and Christopher Lingle
Brock School of Business, Samford University and Universidad Francisco Marroquin
Downloads 69 (587,077)

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Apartheid, racism, rent-seeking

The Creation of Knowledge in Society: Waste Defined by Property and Exchange

The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming.
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Dec 2022
Art Carden and Rosolino Candela
Brock School of Business, Samford University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 42 (754,904)

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Entrepreneurship; Lockean Proviso; Property Rights

The Creation of Knowledge in Society: Waste Defined by Property and Exchange

Independent Institute Working Paper Number 82
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 Aug 2017
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Property Rights

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Competition, Coercion, and African American Economic Progress in the Work of Robert Higgs

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 31 Dec 2022
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Robert Higgs, African American Economic History, government, competition, sharecropping, boll weevil

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Do Walmart Supercenters Improve Food Security?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11589
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Jul 2018
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics, Brock School of Business, Samford University, Georgia State University and Columbia University
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Walmart, Wal-Mart, supercenters, big box, food insecurity, hunger

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Consumers’ Sovereignty and W. H. Hutt’s Critique of the Color Bar

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Nov 2023
Independent Institute, Brock School of Business, Samford University and University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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Humanomics, W.H. Hutt, Adam Smith, Consumers' Sovereignty, Vernon Smith, Bart Wilson, Deirdre McCloskey

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The Economics of 'Certaine Lewd and Ill-Disposed Persons': Comment on Leeson

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 01 Nov 2009
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Austrian Economics, New Institutional Economics, pirates, trade, organization, rent-seeking

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Coercion

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2022
Brock School of Business, Samford University, King’s College London and University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Downloads 37 (771,400)
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coercion, violence, public choice, government, violence trap

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What Ought to Be if 'There Ought to Be a Law': Remembering Horwitz with Variations on Brennan and Freiman

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Nov 2022
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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intervention, David Hume, Steven Horwitz

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Review of Richard Wagner, 'James M. Buchanan and Liberal Political Economy'

Regulation, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 24 Jul 2017
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
Downloads 34 (793,906)

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James Buchanan, classical liberalism, political economy

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Do Walmart Supercenters Improve Food Security?

NBER Working Paper No. w24750
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2023
Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Brock School of Business, Samford University, Columbia University and Georgia State University
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More and Better: Resources Defined Through Property and Exchange

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 31 May 2017
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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The Southern Economy

Posted: 01 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2011
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University

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South, slavery, institutions, development, economic history

Other Papers (3)

Total Downloads: 658
1.

Review of Ziliak and Mccloskey, 'The Cult of Statistical Significance'

Posted: 06 Oct 2008
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Review of Josh Waitzkin, "The Art of Learning"

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 10 Jul 2008
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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Learning

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Review of Richard Land, 'The Divided States of America?'

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 28 Jul 2008
Art Carden
Brock School of Business, Samford University
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religion, foreign affairs, conservatism, liberalism