Calculation and Knowledge

Displaying 71 - 80 of 530

Arbitraging Ron Paul's Online Odds

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog10/10/2007

I admit I haven't personally participated in any of this stuff, so I can't speak from experience. But it seems that there are several gambling web sites with often different odds on Ron Paul. With the possibility of shorting a Ron Paul contract on ...

Read more

The Heroic Richard Lindzen on Global Warming

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge

Blog10/03/2007

Richard Lindzen is one of the heroic challengers to the scientific establishment on the topic of global warming, yet you don't often hear about him. He is an an atmospheric physicist and the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology...

Read more

What are the Costs of the Patent System?

Legal SystemCalculation and Knowledge

Blog09/27/2007

I'm trying to find out if there are any recent estimates as to the cost of the patent system--e.g., what the annual dollar cost is in the US that would not be borne if not for the patent system.

As I've noted before (see There's No Such...

Read more

My Own Pick for Best Living Economist

Calculation and KnowledgeSubjectivism

Blog09/26/2007

I am glad that the "Free Market Hall of Fame" poll has such great radical thinkers as Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard in the category for favorite historical free market academic economist, and I am...

Read more

Greenspan: The Liar, The Fraud

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

Blog09/18/2007

Alan Greenspan is in the news a lot currently because of the release of his new book. I haven't read the book. Nor will I read it if it means that I have to buy it or if reading it means that Alan Greenspan in any other way will financially benefit from it. Enriching a hypocritical fraud...

Read more

Menger the Empiricist

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/14/2007

[Cross-posted at Organizations and Markets]

Austrian economists eschew empirical analysis in favor of deductive, a priori reasoning. They don't believe in...

Read more

Minsky Having a Moment?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksCalculation and KnowledgeMoney and Banking

Blog09/09/2007

The Wall Street Journal recently featured a lead article on economist Hyman Minsky: In Time of Tumult, Obscure Economist Gains Currency.

Minsky is increasingly cited by leading financial figures such as...

Read more

Last Knight Word Cloud

Media and CultureCalculation and Knowledge

Blog09/08/2007

David Veksler, mises.org developer, made this really snappy word cloud of Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism.

Read more

Does the DoJ read Mises.org?

Free MarketsMedia and CultureCalculation and KnowledgeInterventionism

Blog09/07/2007

Probably not. However, the Justice Department weighed in on the net neutrality debate, stating in part:

The Department also noted that differentiating service levels and pricing is a common and often efficient...

Read more

Shield icon library