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Matthew McCaffrey

Tags Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureSocialismInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Excellence in Research and Teaching to a Promising Young ScholarLawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian EconomicsGeorge and Joele Eddy Prize at Mises University

Matthew McCaffrey is a Fellow of the Mises Institute and assistant professor of enterprise in the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Angers, an MS in economics from Auburn University where he was a Mises research fellow, and a BA in literature from Colorado State University. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Richard E. Fox Foundation Research Prize, the 2010 Lawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian Economics, and the 2017 Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Excellence in Research and Teaching. His research focuses on the social and economic role of entrepreneurship, and the influence of institutions on entrepreneurial behavior. His published work covers topics such as entrepreneurial decision making, judgement strategy, and the history of entrepreneurial ideas.

All Works

Not Every Bad Policy is Socialist

StrategyInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/22/2016

In free-market circles, most government intervention is dismissed as "socialist," with the result that the term has lost its true meaning.

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Admiration Does Not Mean Blind Devotion

EducationMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog08/11/2016

Maybe the best thing we can do then is to let ourselves be guided by Bastiat's saying: "The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."

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The Class Struggle is Real

Political Theory

Blog08/05/2016

The message of liberalism is simple: violent exploitation through politics creates class conflict. Peaceful cooperation through markets does not.

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Are Advertising "Bribes" Unethical?

Media and CulturePolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog07/25/2016

If the FTC really cared about the harmful effects of hidden sponsorships and fraudulent goods, it would spend all its time investigating government.

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FTC Cracks Down on Sponsored Content

Free MarketsLegal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog07/21/2016

Even if consumer protection regulation is motivated by good intentions, it inevitably undermines competition and consumer welfare.

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