• In the early stages of the Keynesian revolution, macroeconomists emphasized fiscal policy as the most powerful and balanced remedy for demand management. Gradually, shortcomings of fiscal policy became apparent. The shortcomings stem from timing, politics, macroeconomic theory, and the deficit itself.
    Paul A. Samuelson and William D. Nordhaus
  • If you had your life to live over again - you'd need more money.
    Construction Digest
  • It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and revenues are too low, and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.
    John F. Kennedy
  • Capitalism, the system of private property and free markets, is not only a system of freedom and of natural justice - which tends in spite of exceptions to distribute rewards in accordance with production - but it is a great co-operative and creative system that has produced for our generation an affluence that our ancestors did not dare dream of.
    Henry Hazlitt
  • The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • (The Income Tax) has made more liars out of the American people than golf.
    Will Rogers
  • Monopolists, by keeping the market constantly understocked, by never fully supplying the effectual demand, sell their commodities much above the natural price, and raise their emoluments, whether they consist of wages or profit, greatly above their natural rate.
    Adam Smith
  • I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple. Were we directed from Washington when to sow, when to reap, we should soon want bread.
    Thomas Jefferson
  • "Every individual intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his original intention. By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of society more effectively than when he really intends to promote it."
    Adam Smith (1776)
  • Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors. If those taxes are excessive, they are reflected in idle factories, in tax-sold farms, and in hordes of hungry people tramping streets and seeking jobs in vain.
    Franklin Roosevelt

Location
Gus A. Stavros Center
250 S. Woodward Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Contact
(850) 644-4772
(850) 644-9866 (Fax)

Welcome to the home page of the Gus A. Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University.

The Center is a member of the Council for Economic Education, and as a Council member, assumes responsibility for furthering economic education both in schools and among community groups in its service area.

Common Sense: Economics for Life! course package We are seeking to identify and cooperate with instructors interested in offering the course at their school
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Excellence in Economic Education (EEE)

Designed to promote excellence in the teaching of economics, the EEE program seeks to bring economic excitement alive for both students and teachers.

Study of Political Economy and Free Enterprise (SPEFE)

The SPEFE program focuses on research that enhances the understanding of the institutions and policies supportive of free enterprise.

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