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The Impossibility of the State

Big GovernmentFree Markets

04/20/2016The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this article, Leonard Brewster discusses how self-governance can be much more efficient than a formal governing class or state. Volume 16, Number 3 (2002)


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A Modest Proposal to End Fed Independence

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

04/18/2016The Austrian
Congress is hardly a great steward of financial power, but there are benefits to wrestling control of the money supply away from the Fed and returning it to Congress.

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Competition versus Monopoly: Combines Policy in Perspective

Financial MarketsMonopoly and Competition

04/14/2016Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
Review of Competition versus Monopoly: Combines Policy in Perspective by Donald Armstrong

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The Fed Can't Save Us

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

04/05/2016The Austrian
The Fed says it's scaling back its Quantitative Easing programs, but it still maintains a huge balance sheet. Unfortunately, the Fed has no plan to really unwind its massive QE programs, and has backed itself into a corner...

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Economics: It's Simpler Than You Think

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPricesValue and Exchange

03/30/2016The Austrian
A successful economy depends on innovative entrepreneurs who are willing to take large risks in return for the chance at great profits.

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From Marshallian Partial Equilibrium to Austrian General Equilibrium: The Evolution of Rothbard's Production Theory

Production Theory

03/23/2016Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
This paper analyzes a recently reconstructed proto-chapter of Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State tentatively titled “Chapter 5: Producer’s Activity.” In it, Rothbard used many concepts of standard neoclassical microeconomic analysis that he would later criticize, such as...

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Review of Contending Perspective in Economics: A Guide to Contemporary Schools of Thought by John T. Harvey

Other Schools of Thought

03/22/2016Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
It is a shame that most economic students, whether at the undergraduate or graduate student level, are exposed to precious little about the different schools of economic thought.

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Review of Exploring Capitalist Fiction: Business through Literature and Film by Edward W. Younkins

Media and Culture

03/22/2016Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The importance of economic messages in media has not been lost on Austrian economists. Mises, for example, had much to say throughout his career about the importance of novels and the media in shaping people’s ideas about political economy...

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Review of Finance Behind the Veil of Money: An Essay on the Economics of Capital, Interest, and the Financial Market by Eduard Braun

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

03/22/2016Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The reader should trudge his way through this book for two reasons. First is the explanation for why the purchasing power of money must be defined in terms of consumers’ goods prices, not capital goods. Second, and more importantly, Braun resurrects the subsistence fund doctrine, an integral...

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Review of Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails by Chris Coyne

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

03/22/2016Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Doing Bad by Doing Good is an accessible treatment of a major foreign-policy problem from a perspective solidly grounded in the tradition of Austrian economic thought.

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