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Dr. Paul Prentice was the Chief Macroeconomist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture under President Reagan. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Department of Treasury. PauI earned his B.A. in Mathematics, and his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, from the University of Connecticut.

Paul’s major field of interest is the link between economic liberty and political liberty. He believes that you cannot have a controlled economy and maintain a free society. Dr. Prentice teaches, lectures, and writes on this vital topic through a variety of local, national, and international organizations. His three-part lecture series, “Free People, Free Markets”, was developed with the Independence Institute and is widely acclaimed for its clarity in presenting the principles of free-market economics.

Dr. Prentice has served on the Board of Directors for community organizations in Colorado Springs, CO, including the Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region and the Limited Government Forum. In addition, Paul founded the Pikes Peak Economics Club. He currently serves as:

  • Senior Fellow: Independence Institute
  • Fellow: Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University
  • Associate Scholar: Ludwig von Mises Institute.
  • Professor of Economics and Business: Colorado Technical University
  • Board of Advisors: Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs


Guest Editorials and Letters
Don’t use Targeted Tax Incentives to Stimulate Economic Development
Economic Literacy
Property Rights
Taking a Rational Look at Income Redistribution
Myth of the Energy Crisis
Financial Meltdown Caused by Government, not by Free Market
A Stimulus in Name Only
Economic Development
Akin to believing in Santa Claus
Public Colleges May Not Boost Economic Growth
Stagnant Wages Do Not Crimp Economic Growth
Austrian Economics
Let Vets Take Charge of their Health Care
Disasters Hinder Rather than Boost Economies
Higher Minimum Wages are Bad for Business, Bad for the Economy, and Bad for Low-Skilled Workers

Independence Institute: Videos
Wage Insurance
Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights (TABOR)
What are property rights?

Free People Free Markets: Part I
The Moral Basis of Capitalism

Free People Free Markets: Part II
The Progressive Threat to Free Markets

Free People Free Markets: Part III
How the Federal Reserve Monetary System Destroys Liberty

Centennial Institute: Centennial Review
The Moral Case for Capitalism
Why America Needs Sound Money

Radio: Steve Curtis
China’s Economy I
China’s Economy II
Government Crowds Out Private Responsibility
Social Security
The Moral Case for Capitalism
The U.S. and Colorado Economy
TABOR and Amendment 69
Trumponomics: Part I
Trumponomics: Part II
Trumponomics: Part III

Radio Free Market: Michael McKay
The Moral Basis of Capitalism – Part I
The Moral Basis of Capitalism – Part II
Who Cares About Lower Prices?

Mises Media: Austrian Scholars Conference
The Link Between Degenerating Currency and Degenerating Culture
Teacher Training for AP Economics: They’re Back
Does Government Regulation Crowd Out Private Responsibility? An Economic, Philosophic, and Theological Investigation

Miscellaneous Presentations
Education and the State: An Austrian Economics Approach
Environmentalism: An Austrian Economics Approach
Introduction to Austrian Economics: Praxeology
Republican Study Committee of Colorado: State of the Economy
Renewable Energy: A Scientific and Economic Analysis
TABOR: Candidates’ Briefing