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Robert Blumen

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Robert Blumen, a software engineer with a background in financial applications. Blumen, who lives in San Francisco, has a physics degree from Stanford University and writes frequently for,, and other sites. He has spoken at economic and finance conferences on Austrian economics, and he is the editor of the podcast Software Engineering Radio.

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Hayek on the Paradox of Saving

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPricesProduction Theory

01/09/2008Mises Daily Articles
Increased capital in proportion to labor is the only means of producing more without the number of workers increasing.
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The Financial Apocalyptics Are Back

Booms and BustsThe FedFree Markets

07/25/2007Mises Daily Articles
I recommend the book to anyone who wants an analysis of current economic trends from an Austrian viewpoint along with some appropriate investment ideas; it is one of the best examples of sound economic writing among investment books.
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The Myth of the Platform Company

EntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

07/18/2007Mises Daily Articles
There cannot be such a thing as an organizational model for high returns because organizing a firm is an exercise of entrepreneurship. While there can be platform companies, there is no such thing as a platform model, nor a platform company economy.
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Will Central Bankers Become Central Planners?

The FedWar and Foreign PolicyGold Standard

07/31/2006Mises Daily Articles
To the extent that government agencies own a portion of the stock market they are engaged in central planning.
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The Organization of Debt into Currency: On the Monetary Thought of Charles Holt Carroll

04/27/2006Mises Daily Articles
Charles Holt Carroll defended sound money in a blazing series of essays appearing in the latter decades of the 19th century. They are collected in the book, Organization of Debt into Currency and Other Papers --newly online.
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