Benjamin Powell

benjamin.powell@ttu.edu

Benjamin Powell is the Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University and a Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute. 

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You Are An Anarchist. The Question Is: How Often?

MARCH 14, 2013 by BENJAMIN POWELL

When it comes to the State, the relevant debate isn't whether the State is always needful or always hurtful. It's whether statelessness is preferable to any realistic alternative in a given place and time. The answer might surprise you.

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Somalia: Failed State, Economic Success?

APRIL 01, 2009 by BENJAMIN POWELL

By most measures Somalia has improved living standards faster than the average sub-Saharan African country since the government of Siad Barre collapsed in the early 1990s.

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The Great Boom and Bust

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 by BENJAMIN POWELL

On June 21, 2011 Ben Powell, Associate Professor of Economics at Suffolk University, lectured at the Freedom University: Current Events Seminar. In this video Ben discusses the Housing Boom and Bust.

Directed by Brian Aitken and produced by Steven Patterson for FEE.tv: Freedom in HD.

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Immigration Myths

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 by BENJAMIN POWELL

"Immigrants steal our jobs!"
Watch Ben Powell debunk this and other immigration myths in this 3:34 video from FEEtv.

To learn more about why open immigration is good for economic growth, check out this article: http://www.thefreemanonline.org/features/tough-on-immigration-is-tough-on-eco...

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