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University Mourns Passing of Charles Rowley

University Mourns Passing of Charles Rowley

Professor Charles K. Rowley passed away on Friday, August 2. A faculty member in Mason's Department of Economics since 1984, he was named the Duncan Black Professor of Economics in 2000, and served as the president and general director of the Locke Institute.

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Professor Peter Boettke Receives Honorary Doctorate

Professor Peter Boettke Receives Honorary Doctorate

Congratulations to Professor Boettke on receiving an honorary doctorate from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Romania this Spring 2013.

Dr. Peter J. Boettke named Founding Honorary President of the World Interdisciplinary Network

Dr. Peter J. Boettke named Founding Honorary President of the World Interdisciplinary Network

Congratulations to Dr. Boettke for being named the Founding Honorary President of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research, affiliated with the Journal of Institutional Economics [Cambridge University].

David Brook's article, "What Our Words Tell Us," highlights research by GMU's Dr. Daniel Klein

David Brook's article, "What Our Words Tell Us," highlights research by GMU's Dr. Daniel Klein

Daniel Klein of George Mason University has conducted one of the broadest studies with the Google search engine. He found further evidence of individualization and demoralization showing that our society has become more individualistic and less morally aware. Liberals sometimes argue that our main problems come from the top: a self-dealing elite, the oligarchic bankers. But the evidence suggests that individualism and demoralization are pervasive up and down society, and may be even more pervasive at the bottom. Liberals also sometimes talk as if our problems are fundamentally economic, and can be addressed politically, through redistribution. But maybe the root of the problem is also cultural.

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