History of the Austrian School of Economics

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Murray Rothbard Soars, Bill Buckley Evaporates

War and Foreign PolicyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

03/31/2016Mises Wire
Years after his death, more students and scholars than ever are reading and building on the work of Murray Rothbard. Meanwhile, the Conservative movement that so often attacked him is quickly vanishing.

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Division of Labor and Society: The Social Rationalism of Mises and Destutt de Tracy

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

03/22/2016Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Ludwig von Mises’s social rationalist views on society, first discussed in Salerno (1990), do not appear to have any precursors in the history of economic thought. The present paper highlights the contributions of a French philosopher, A.L.C. Destutt de Tracy, to the theory of social...

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Man, Economy and State, Original Chapter 5: Producer's Activity

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsProduction Theory

03/22/2016Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
This present work is an unpublished chapter of Murray N. Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State. In it, Rothbard discussed the optimal production and investment decision of the producer, and used familiar analytical tools such as perfect competition, the isoquant-isocost framework, and the...

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Matt McCaffrey: Revisiting Rothbard

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

03/03/2016Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Matt McCaffrey discuss Murray N. Rothbard's enduring legacy, plus the new Rothbard Reader .

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The Week in Review: February 27, 2016

The FedMoney and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

02/27/2016Mises Wire
Dissatisfaction with the Fed appears to have gone mainstream, and this may increase if the Fed descends into negative interest rate policies. But, as always, a sound understanding of economics is key.

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Murray Rothbard: The Godfather of Libertarianism

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

02/12/2016Audio/Video
A free-wheeling discussion of what Murray Rothbard was like as an intellectual, a scholar, and a person

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Mises in Four Easy Pieces

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

01/22/2016Mises Wire
Ludwig von Mises reminds us that thanks to the rise of markets and capitalism, human beings gained more access to more abundance than ever before. And it is the consumers, not the producers, who have power over the market process.

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Austrian Economics Is More than Free-Market Economics

Calculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

01/12/2016Mises Wire
Many people mistakenly think of Austrian economics as nothing more than a radical defense of free markets, though it's really a framework for studying human action and its social implications...

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Notes and Recollections: With the Historical Setting of the Austrian School of Economics

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

01/11/2016Books
W ritten between 1940 and 1941, shortly after he arrived in the United States, Notes and Recollections is in effect Mises’s pre-1940 intellectual autobiography. This work reveals how Mises developed his theories, wrote his books, lectured, and taught; it describes his life in Vienna and the...
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