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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Advertising, by Israel Kirzner


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In this lecture, given in 1971, Israel Kirzner responds to critics of advertisement. Here is the HTML version

As an integral part of the laissez-faire market economy, advertising is a mechanism that provides information about the product. Producers make their products available to consumers, but they also need to make consumers aware of the existence of these products. Thus, Professor Kirzner concludes,  advertising as a product is the expression of entrepreneurial responsibility.


  • Tsvetelin Tsonevski the Director of Student Programs at The Independent Institute. He is formerly the director of academic affairs at FEE. He holds an LL.M. degree in Law and Economics from George Mason School of Law.