Ninos Malek

Ninos Malek

Professor of Economics
De Anza College

Ninos P. Malek is a Professor of Economics at De Anza College (Cupertino, California) and an Economics Lecturer at San Jose State University. He also taught Economics and Advanced Placement Economics at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, California for fourteen years.

He earned his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Dr. Malek has been recognized for his teaching excellence at both the high school and college level and he placed second in the Economics Communicators Contest in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2008 sponsored by the Association of Private Enterprise Education. Dr. Malek has led several economics teacher workshops and student seminars for The Fraser Institute, and he was a featured speaker for the Gus A. Stavros Center for Economic Education at Florida State University.

Dr. Malek also has also written several opinion pieces for the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the Foundation for Economic Education.

Blog Posts

How to make economics not boring

Wrestling with ethical issues can bring life to the economics classroom.

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Why My Pit Bull Lives like a King

My 85-pound pit bull lives better than most people on this planet do. He eats superior food, drinks clean water, and sleeps inside a comfortable house on a comfortable bed.

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Let’s take back the meaning of “pro-choice”

Truly supporting choice means supporting the right of individuals to choose.

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Why can’t you pay for sex?

Consensual sex is legal. But as soon as one party offers cash to another in exchange for sex and that money is voluntarily accepted, it’s considered prostitution, and that is illegal.

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Not your business: Let restaurant owners make their own decisions

The free-market concept is simple — private property owners should be able to preside over whatever policies they want.

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New anti-Airbnb law protects hotels from competition (and violates private property and freedom of exchange)

Airbnb is now facing greater opposition in New York thanks to a recent bill signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo which bans advertising of short-term rentals.

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Trump’s trade policy hurts American consumers and misunderstands patriotism

Trump’s trade policies miss one of the most fundamental economic concepts: When two parties engage in trade, they are both better off.

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There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Profit

Businesses aren’t charities. They are money-making ventures that exist by and for profit. Everything else is a bonus.

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Why Private Businesses Can Discriminate Against Someone Like Bina Ramesh

A few weeks ago, park staff asked Bina Ramesh, a 22-year-old woman celebrating her birthday at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, to change her attire because they…

Why Addressing America’s “Monopoly Problem” Would Be a Problem

Senator Elizabeth Warren recently delivered a speech in Washington entitled “America’s Monopoly Problem,” and it could completely change the way we live our lives. That’s because if she is chosen by Hillary Clinton to…

You Need to Consider the Moral Aspects of “Feeling the Bern”

Many voters, especially younger voters, are “feeling the Bern.” But what exactly are they feeling? Generally, these individuals believe that some people (financially successful individuals) owe other people (low-income individuals)—and that…

People Hate the Top One Percent. Here’s What’s Wrong With That

As I was walking around the waterfront in Vancouver, I noticed some beautiful yachts. I took a picture with the largest, dreaming about how nice it would be to have…

When I Look at My Donald Trump Tie Made in China, I Think About This Huge Economic Fallacy

The presidential campaign has brought up several economic issues, and international trade has been front and center of the debate. So, as I look at my Donald Trump tie that…

Voluntary Exchange Makes Us All Better Off

Capitalism is frequently misrepresented on the news, on social media, and in numerous other places. These sources portray the big, evil company as the “dark side”, which is personified by…

Freedom for Sex Workers and MMA Fighters

What do UFC fighters and prostitutes have in common? Both deal with individual adults who choose to use their bodies how they see fit, in various ways. The former was…

New Smoking Ban is Anti-Liberty

The government “smoking police” are at it again. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently proposed a rule that will force more than 3,100 housing agencies in the…

Discrimination, Freedom of Association, and “True Capitalism”

In order to label a country “capitalist” there must be complete freedom of association and private property. There is a limited government in place, but the government would be a…

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Sexonomics: What Not To Do on Tinder [Teaser]

Dating can be tricky. With all this new technology, how can you pick the right person from the thousands of options? How can you stand out with so much competition? Luckily,…