• The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • The history of taxation shows that taxes which are inherently excessive are not paid. The high rates inevitably put pressure upon the taxpayer to withdraw his capital from productive business and invest it in tax-exempt securities or to find other lawful methods of avoiding the realization of taxable income. The result is that the sources of taxation are drying up; wealth is failing to carry its share of the tax burden; and capital is being diverted into channels which yield neither revenue to the Government nor profit to the people.
    Andrew Mellon
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • From the standpoint of society as a whole, the “cost” of anything is the value that it has in alternative uses.
    Thomas Sowell
  • "What's the single most important thing to learn from an economics course today? What I tried to leave my students with is the view that the invisible hand is more powerful than the hidden hand. Things will happen in well-organized efforts without direction, controls, plans. That's the consensus among economists. That's the Hayek legacy."
    Lawrence Summers (U.S. Treasury)
  • A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
    Mark Twain
  • The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
    John Maynard Keynes
  • If you had your life to live over again - you'd need more money.
    Construction Digest

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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