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The Week in Review: December 26, 2015

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsThe FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionismMoney and BankingOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/26/2015Mises Wire
As an exciting year comes to a close, we want to thank all of our incredible members that allow us to do the work we do in advancing Austrian economics, freedom, and peace.

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There's No Such Thing As a Neutral Government

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/23/2015Mises Wire
In his new book Political Illiberalism Peter Simpson poses a fundamental challenge to John Rawls’s Political Liberalism . Though Simpson cannot be classified as a libertarian, his bold arguments will be of great use to all of us who oppose the state...

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The Week in Review: December 19, 2015

Booms and BustsThe EntrepreneurHealthWar and Foreign PolicyEntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/19/2015Mises Wire
This week, the Federal Reserve raised the target Federal Funds Rate ever so slightly. The Fed perhaps felt it had to raise rates to protect its credibility, as credibility problems seem to be plaguing similar institutions worldwide.

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The Dreary Utopia of the Socialists

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/14/2015Mises Wire
In a capitalist world, socialists would be free to form their own socialist communities. They're largely free to do so now, although few do. This may be due to the fact that even the utopian version of socialism seems unpleasant...

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An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

12/08/2015Audio/Video
In this audio book, Rothbard discusses economics as a battle between two conflicting schools of thought.

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The Mises Week in Review: October 31, 2015

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsThe EntrepreneurThe FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksEntrepreneurshipMoney and BankingOther Schools of ThoughtPricesValue and Exchange

10/31/2015Mises Wire
The Fed's Federal Open Market Committee renewed its commitment to easy money this week. The Fed will pretend to be committed to raising rates while doing nothing, and its ongoing war against deflation will continue to make us poorer...

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Robert Shiller Imagines What Consumers Should Want, While Ignoring What They Do Want

Other Schools of ThoughtPricesValue and Exchange

10/27/2015Mises Wire
Neoclassical economists make too many assumptions and decree that the desires of consumers must conform to some external definition of what's "rational." But consumers like to decide for themselves what they want, and when they want it...

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The "Missing Element" in Modern Economics

Business CyclesOther Schools of Thought

08/25/2015Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
While I have a high regard for what Austrian economics gets right that other economic schools do not, I consider myself a “Neo-Scholastic” economist, a term which I will try to explain...

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Reliving the Crash of '29

Booms and BustsMonetary TheoryMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

08/25/2015Mises Wire
The crash of 1929 came after a decade of interventionist politics following world War I. "Free markets" were blamed anyway. Decades later, we pursue even more interventionism, and when it fails, we blame "free markets" all over again...

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How Keynes Almost Prevented the Keynesian Revolution

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08/15/2015Mises Wire
In 1925, Winston Churchill, in spite of massive wartime inflation of the pound sterling, restored the gold standard at the old pre-war exchange rate. This set off a chain of events that led to the 1929 crash in America, and the rise of Keynesianism.

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