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Sweatshops: A Way Out of Poverty

Global Economy

09/07/2014The Free Market
These so-called sweatshops are part of the development process that leads to better conditions. Austrian economic theory teaches that people choose purposively to improve their situation.

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Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and ''Enemies of the State,'' by Stephen P. Halbrook

The Police StateWorld History

08/21/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
How did Hitler do it? There is no shortage of theories or writings related to the rise of the Third Reich and the subsequent Holocaust. Halbrook, however, offers a compelling and important account of the role of gun control in aiding Hitler’s goals of exterminating the Jews and other “...
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qjae17_2_9.pdf

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The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis, by Ben S. Bernanke

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

08/21/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
There is trouble lurking in each of the book’s four chapters. The text gets off on a wrong foot as Bernanke overviews the origins and purposes of the Fed...
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qjae17_2_8.pdf

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Welfare and Old Age in Europe and North America, edited by Bernard Harris

HealthU.S. History

08/21/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Welfare and Old Age in Europe and North America is a fascinating account of the rise of the welfare state in continental Europe and the U.K. The inclusion of North America in its title is misleading because it certainly does not discuss the mutual-aid-to-welfare-state transitions of Canada or...
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qjae17_2_7.pdf

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Comment on Dolan on Austrian Economics and Environmentalism

The EnvironmentLegal SystemAustrian Economics Overview

08/21/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
An expert in environmental economics, Dolan attempts to assess the Austrian contribution to this field. He finds it wanting. I must make the same assessment of Dolan. His misunderstanding of Austrian economics is only matched by his mischaracterization of free market environmentalism.
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qjae17_2_6.pdf

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What Should Austrian Economists Do? On Dolan on the Austrian Paradigm in Environmental Economics

The EnvironmentLegal System

08/21/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Some scholarship in the Austrian tradition today opens itself to the charge that it is textual exegesis — what did Mises really mean?...
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qjae17_2_5.pdf

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Merger Waves and the Austrian Business Cycle Theory

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

08/21/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
This paper identifies merger waves as parts of Austrian-type business cycles. According to Austrian business cycle theory, when loan rates are reduced below their natural level through bank credit expansion, this falsifies the monetary calculation of capitalist-entrepreneurs, and investments are...
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qjae17_2_3.pdf

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The Savings and Loan Debacle Twenty-Five Years Later: A Misesian Re-Examination and Final Closing of the Book

Money and BanksInterventionismMoney and Banking

08/21/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
August 9, 2014 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing into law of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of 1989 by U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush. FIRREA was enacted to clean up the savings and loan (S&L) financial debacle of the 1980s...
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qjae17_2_2.pdf

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Error, Equilibrium, and Equilibration in Austrian Price Theory

PricesValue and Exchange

08/21/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Theorists of the Austrian School have long maintained that every realized price is market-clearing, in sharp contrast to the adherents of the neoclassical mainstream, who view realized prices as constituting a state of disequilibrium with a mismatch between demand and supply. The heart of these...
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qjae17_2_1.pdf

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Review of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, by John C. Goodman

Health

08/21/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
In Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis , “libertarian” economist John C. Goodman has written one of the most misperceived books in recent memory...
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qjae17_1_8.pdf

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