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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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Selected Writings of LVM, vol 2: Between the Two World Wars

Booms and BustsCalculation and KnowledgeFiscal TheoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

01/11/2016Books
The essays collected in this volume are from the interwar period, when Mises was working for the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. They concern monetary policy, fiscal policy, the boom and bust cycle, trade, economic calculation, socialism, and the history of ideas.
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The Week in Review: January 9, 2016

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMoney and BankingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

01/09/2016Mises Wire
Populism was in the air this week as ranchers in the Western US opposed the spread of federally-owned lands, and reformers in Switzerland look to a referendum on fractional reserve banking.

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"Paradise for an Austrian Researcher"

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

01/06/2016Mises Wire
Murray Rothbard dreamed of a fellowship program at the Mises Institute where students could become new Austrian scholars. In the twenty years since Rothbard’s death, the Mises Institute has worked with hundreds of young academics to build a new generation of Austrians...

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Why Austrians Are Not Neoliberals

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtValue and Exchange

01/04/2016Mises Wire
In his book Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste , Philip Mirowski correctly diagnoses many problems with neoclassical economics. The reader soon notices, however, that Mirowski doesn't know the difference between Austrian economists and neoliberals...

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The Week in Review: January 2, 2016

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureMoney and BanksWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMoney and Banking

01/02/2016Mises Wire
Happy New Year from everyone at the Mises Institute! After an exciting 2015 filled with important research and growth in our global reach, we look forward to 2016. We start the new year with a Mises Weekends from Judge Andrew P. Napolitano.

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