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What can the insights of F.A. Hayek and the economics profession as a whole tell us about foreign intervention? Can we use economics to analyze foreign policy? Economist Chris Coyne applies economic principles to the prospect of “spreading democracy.” Come to U and learn more Thursday, July 24th at 8:30pm EDT.

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