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Carl Menger: A Biographical Appreciation by Friedrich von Wieser

– February 25, 2019

AIER is pleased to present the first English translation of Friedrich von Wieser’s memorial appreciation of Carl Menger, the founder of the Austrian School, published in German not long after Menger’s passing in 1921. Wieser (1851-1926) was one of the leading contributors in the “second generation” of the Austrian School of Economics. 

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Who Can Claim Credit for the Karl Marx Monument?

– February 19, 2019

Is there an ethical case to remove the Karl Marx monument from London’s Highgate Cemetery on account of its Bolshevik connections?

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Liberty and the Search for Meaning

– February 13, 2019

What is the strongest objection to the idea of liberty, markets, and a self-managing society? We’ve been subjected to vast numbers of them recently. Which is most compelling?

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Ludwig von Mises as the Victim of Quinn Slobodian’s Intellectual Dishonesty

– January 15, 2019

This is a slipshod attempt to taint and tarnish the reputation of one of the leading economists of the 20th century, and one of the most consistent and outspoken defenders of the classical liberal ideal of political, social and economic liberty and the free society.  

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The Economic Fundamentals of Online Games

– January 1, 2019

Designing a game economy is more art than science, and testifies to the Hayekian notion that economics demonstrates how little we know about what we imagine we can design.

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Where Does the Idea That Deficits Don’t Matter Come From?

– December 14, 2018

While Karl Marx has served as the supplier of the political slogans, the economist Michal Kalecki has provided the guidelines for the actual policy in many parts of the world.

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What Can the Canadian Robber Barons Teach American Historians?

– December 13, 2018

Canadian “robber barons” were exactly like the American robber barons: largely a myth.

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The Pejorative Origins of the Term “Neoliberalism”

– December 10, 2018

Neoliberalism is one of academia’s trendiest boogiemen. Do historians have the wrong origin story?

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E.C. Harwood: A Biographical Sketch of the Founder of American Institute for Economic Research, by Katy Delay (full text)

– November 21, 2018

Harwood could not remain silent and still call himself a man of honor. He established AIER in response, an institution dedicated to the fight for integrity, sound money, and free markets. The confrontations with Washington continued over the decades.

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Two Treatises On Competitive Currency and Banking by Lysander Spooner (full text), edited by Phil Magness

– November 20, 2018

By making these lost Spooner treatises available again after more than a century in seclusion, it is my hope that they will both further our historical understanding of the time in which they were written and offer relevant insights to the evolution of economic ideas in the present day.

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Cause and Control of the Business Cycle (full text), Foreword by Edward Stringham

– November 20, 2018

This remarkable book was published in 1932. E.C. Harwood’s ideas about inflation and the business cycle have relevance for our knowledge and for policy discussions today.

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Presidential Hubris: “Let Me Run the Country”

– November 14, 2018

That the President’s words were just passed over without comment or criticism tragically shows how far we’ve strayed from the ideas and ideals on which the country was founded.

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