Topic: History

What Austrian Economics Can Tell Us about the Crisis

– April 28, 2010

The recent financial crisis has called into question several basic tenets of mainstream macroeconomics. In the words of William White, former chief economist of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), “the prevailing paradigm of macroeconomics al …

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Wolf and Krugman Discuss Austrian Economics

– April 28, 2010

Martin Wolf (Financial Times) and Paul Krugman (New York Times) discuss Austrian economics.

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Lessons from the History of Financial Regulation

– April 27, 2010

Charles W. Calomiris, who is Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has recently published a paper on the lessons that can be drawn from the history of financial regu …

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In a Culture of Excess, the Fat Cats will Rule

– April 23, 2010

“Free market economists are not necessarily defenders of business. Crony capitalism has a long history. Mercantilism was a form of crony capitalism, and was the main target of Adam Smith’s critical abilities. And while modern Smithians understand how i …

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“Academia’s War Against Free Market Money”

– April 22, 2010

“In a confrontational and much-needed LewRockwell.com article, Prof. William Anderson launched a counter-attack against mainstream academic economists’ refusal to consider seriously the Austrian School’s theory of money. Despite the fact that Ludwig vo …

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Mark Skousen – The Making of Modern Economics

– April 15, 2010

Good introductory text to the intellectual history of economics

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Dr. Richard Ebeling to talk at GMU!

– April 2, 2010

Our friends at the GMU Economics Society & the Future of Freedom Foundation invite you to the last installment of the Economic Liberty Lecture Series of this year with Dr. Richard Ebeling. Dr. Ebeling will be speaking on “America’s New Road to Serf …

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“Denationalisation of Money”

– January 15, 2010

“In my despair about the hopelessness of finidng a politically feasible solution to what is technically the simplist possible problem, namely to stop inflation, I threw out in a lecture delivered about a year ago a somewhat startling suggestion, the fu …

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Murray N. Rothbard and Jacksonian Banking

– January 12, 2010

Murray N. Rothbard was the consummate scholar in several fields. From my first meeting with Murray Rothbard, attending Ludwig von Mises seminar at New York University, more than forty years before the sadness of his death, I knew him longest as an economic historian.              

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Theory of Money and Credit

– December 9, 2009

Theory of Money and Credit Ludwig von Mises Copyright 1981 by Liberty Fund Inc. Via the Library of Economics and Liberty

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The Real Meaning of Thanksgiving: The Triumph of Capitalism over Collectivism

– November 24, 2008

This time of the year is when we gather with our family and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. What is less appreciated is that Thanksgiving also is a celebration of the birth of free enterprise in America.

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“Neo-Liberalism”

– May 1, 2008

Research Reports – 1982, Issue: 12 Also: Henry George on the Ultimate Resource Manufacturer’s Orders, Sales, and Inventories

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