Why Austrian Economics Matters

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Is Healthcare a Basic Human Right?

HealthPolitical Theory

05/01/2010Audio/Video
When government assigns positive rights to others, some of us will be forced to pay for it. No right to healthcare is a legitimate right.

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Technology and the Market

Free Markets

05/01/2010Audio/Video
Tech advances only happen under freedom, they do not just happen. Collectives do not make technology, only individuals do. Eliminating taxes would encourage investments. Tearing down all interventions and regulations would free enterprise.

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Why Free Markets Matter

Free MarketsAustrian Economics Overview

05/01/2010Audio/Video
A free market is just people making voluntary exchanges. Woods makes an example out of the creation of a ham sandwich. Welfare and warfare undermine the natural economic harmony of large scale social cooperation - the free market.

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What is Sound Money?

Money and BanksAustrian Economics Overview

05/01/2010Audio/Video
Sound money even sounds heavier than unsound money. Gold and silver originated on the market and reigned as the preferred money because the metals were easily portable, homogeneous, highly divisible, highly durable, and naturally scarce. Paper has none of those attributes.

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The Core of What Economics Teaches

Austrian Economics Overview

05/01/2010Audio/Video
Austrian economists do have a realistic way of looking at human action. A policy of getting further into debt when you are already deeply in debt just doesn't make sense to them...

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