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Legends and Prodigies

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Blog10/14/2007

I just got back from the Ludwig von Mises Institute's 25th Anniversary Celebration. What a truly wonderful event. But, I have to make one point clear: Do not believe for a moment that name of the event implies that the movement started by Mises is 25 years old. It's not. In fact, the...

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Mises at 25

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Blog10/13/2007

I'm blogging only because I couldn't get a seat at the Ron Paul luncheon today, held as part of the 25th anniversary celebration in New York. It seems that hundreds of people have been hanging out in the streets outside the hotel here in Grand Central station, in hopes have seeing Ron....

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Ludwig von Mises, RIP

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Blog10/10/2007

Today marks 34 years since the passing of Ludwig von Mises, October 10, 1973. He was 92 years old.

These obituaries are taken from Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, by Jörg Guido Hülsmann:...

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Boettke v. Salerno v. White v. .....

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Blog10/07/2007

The current 'civil war between Auburn & Fairfax' ( Mark Sunwall's apt description), was sparked off by Peter Boettke's judgment that "[Don Lavoie] understood Mises better...

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"Last Knight" Live Blog 11 — Ransom

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Blog10/03/2007

How To Learn Economics

If you want to understand how an economy works, forget your mathematical models and your econometric textbooks. People who learn economics that way often can’t explain how an economy actually works. If you want to learn economics try this. Master the...

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"Last Knight" Live Bog 6 — Ransom

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Blog09/14/2007

The account of Ludwig Mises' legal and institutional research in chapter 3 of Hulsmann's biography is helpful in understanding the empirical base upon which Mises would later build his understanding of the effect of regulations upon social relations and economic conditions. I think the...

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Last Knight Live Blog 2 — Ransom

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Blog09/06/2007

First impressions of the Hulsmann biography of Ludwig Mises?

I’m impressed with the scope of research and the contextual richness of the story being told. A work like this is by its nature a heroic undertaking. Hulsmann in the first pages is up to the task, where many biographers are...

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Austrian Economics Hour on Bloomberg Radio?

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Blog09/04/2007

I swear, whenever the markets are facing crisis, the mainstream chatterboxes on financial TV and radio finally see it as appropriate to listen to what the "contrarians" have to say. (Contrarian - as in someone who sees fit to think something other than the acceptable Bubblevision...

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Two More Original Works by Mises in German

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Blog09/04/2007

Theorie des geldes und der Umlaufsmittel (first edition of Theory of Money and Credit [Fiduciary Media]), 1912. Die Gemeinwirtschaft (2nd edition of Socialism), 1932.

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The Last Knight: Live Bloggers

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Blog09/03/2007

I'm pleased to announce that two scholars will be live blogging the new bio of Mises: Wladimir Kraus, a PhD student in economics in Germany, and Greg Ransom of the Hayek Center. Both will be reading the book chapter by chapter and blogging their impression here as they go. Both bloggers are...

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