misesvmarx

Help AIER Make the Next Economics Rap Battle Video

– May 29, 2019

The video AIER is putting together with the highest professional standards seeks to present both their views fairly and accurately but in a way that it is entertaining and informative. It will inspire further study and a real dedication to ideas.

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Why Bias Will Always Be a Part of Economics

– May 28, 2019

Because economics is more complex than most of what’s studied in the natural sciences, no set of rules of inquiry will ever fully eliminate the need for judgment calls by the researcher. And judgment calls are where our biases truly have teeth.

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The Pinochet Slur Against Free Market Scholars

– May 14, 2019

Why does untruthful scholarship so often take root, and even become a “consensus” interpretation despite its factual deficiencies?

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Read Hayek As If Your Children’s Lives Depend On It

– May 10, 2019

Hayek worked in the context of the near death of civilization in the world wars, near-universal enthusiasm for socialism among the intellectuals, and repeated exhortations in the face of periodic economic troubles that this time really was the Final Crisis of Capitalism.

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Another Stack of Books You Should Read

– April 17, 2019

One lesson you should take from that is that as much as this sounds like the takeaway point from a bad high school commencement address, the end of your formal schooling is just the beginning of a life of sustained inquiry.

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Revolution and Counterrevolution

– April 9, 2019

The conceptual breakdown of revolution/counterrevolution is vastly better than any modern typology that too often distracts from the key issue: the place of power in our lives.

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roadtoserfdom

The Road to Serfdom at 75 Years Young

– April 4, 2019

Hayek still speaks to us today about the nature of democratic ways of relating to the rule of law, the structure of government, the role of public policy, and the promise of an international order of cosmopolitan liberalism.

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Keynes Didn’t Invent Aggregate Analysis

– March 27, 2019

By conflating the macroeconomics of Keynes with macroeconomics, we run the danger of discarding the contributions that Keynes himself inherited.

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Edward C. Harwood: A Biographical Sketch in Film

– March 20, 2019

Edward C. Harwood (1900-1980) is one of the 20th century’s most eloquent and effective voices for economic science, sound money, and market freedom. This is the story of his life and work.

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The Founding Father of Eco-Fascism

– March 17, 2019

The eco-fascist screed from the New Zealand murder comes across as crude and low-level, the wild ramblers of a trash-talking 20-something raised on 4chan, 8chan, and the most hateful parts of the Internet. It was not always so. Men with the same views, much more sophisticated in expression but just as violent in effect, once came from the Ivy League, occupied the highest levels of social and professional achievement right here in the U.S., and remained heroes of “Progressivism” for many decades after the Second World War.

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Why Expert Opinion Has Value Even When It Is Wrong

– March 5, 2019

Neither consumers of expert opinion nor experts themselves will ever fully transcend their biases, nor should they. But when experts disagree, it behooves us to avoid as best we can hunkering down into black-and-white thinking that conveniently accommodates those preexisting biases.

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Books On Liberty that You Haven’t Read but Should

– March 4, 2019

This great variety of influential books testifies to the richness of the libertarian scholarly tradition. It’s filled with remarkable works of scholarship that are not (yet) as widely known and read as they deserve to be.

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