• Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.
    Frederic Bastiat
  • (The Income Tax) has made more liars out of the American people than golf.
    Will Rogers
  • 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
  • Capitalism and Communism stand at opposite poles. Their essential difference is this: The communist seeing the rich man and his fine home, says: “No man should have so much.” The capitalist, seeing the same thing says: “All men should have as much.”
    Phelps Adams
  • From the standpoint of society as a whole, the “cost” of anything is the value that it has in alternative uses.
    Thomas Sowell
  • From the point of view of physics, it is a miracle that [seven million New Yorkers are fed each day] without any control mechanism other than sheer capitalism.
    John H. Holland
  • We can loan you enough money to get you completely out of debt.
    Sign on Bank
  • The most famous law in economics, and the one economists are most sure of, is the law of demand. On this law is built almost the whole edifice of economics.
    David R. Henderson
  • The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
    John Maynard Keynes

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.

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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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Joseph P. Calhoun is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics and the Assistant Director of the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University. He currently ... read more »