The Vin Armani Show (3/27/17) – Curtis Stone ( & Peter Kallman (


On this episode of The Vin Armani Show, we have two great guests: Mises Institute Ambassador Peter Kallman and Urban Gardener Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone is a farmer, author, speaker and consultant. His area of expertise is in quick growing, high value annual vegetables for direct consumer market streams. His book, The Urban Farmer demonstrates organic intensive techniques with a focus on business and systems to streamline labour and production. He offers a new way to think about farming. One where quality of life and profitability coexist.

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The Mises Institute, founded in 1982, teaches the scholarship of Austrian economics, freedom, and peace. The liberal intellectual tradition of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) and Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) guides them. Accordingly, they seek a profound and radical shift in the intellectual climate: away from statism and toward a private property order. They encourage critical historical research, and stand against political correctness. The Institute serves students, academics, business leaders, and anyone seeking better understanding of the Austrian school of economics and libertarian political theory.

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Reading List for competition vs central planning

(Video) Professsor Joe Salerno on Calculation & Socialism

I, Pencil by Leonard Read

Once government has had a monopoly of a creative activity such, for instance, as the delivery of the mails, most individuals will believe that the mails could not be efficiently delivered by men acting freely. And here is the reason: each one acknowledges that he himself doesn’t know how to do all the things incident to mail delivery. He also recognizes that no other individual could do it. These assumptions are correct. No individual possesses enough know-how to perform a nation’s mail delivery any more than any individual possesses enough know-how to make a pencil. Now, in the absence of faith in free people — in the unawareness that millions of tiny know-hows would naturally and miraculously form and cooperate to satisfy this necessity — the individual cannot help but reach the erroneous conclusion that mail can be delivered only by governmental “masterminding.

Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

That Which is Seen & That Which is Not Seen by Frederic Bastiat


The Myth of Natural Monopoly by Thomas DiLorenzo

Principles of Economics by Carl Menger

Interventionism: An Economic Analysis by Ludwig von Mises

The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality by Ludwig Von Mises

Socialism: An Economic & Sociological Analysis by Ludwig von Mises

Introduction to Austrian Economics by Thomas C Taylor

Towards a Reconstruction of Utility & Welfare Economics by Murray N Rothbard

A Theory of Socialism & Capitalism by Hans-Hermann Hoppe