Richard Cantillon As a Proto-Austrian

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsMoney and BankingProduction Theory

06/23/2019Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Mark Thornton discuss the works of one of the fathers of modern economics: Richard Cantillon.
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Elizabeth Warren's Antitrust Crusade is an Economic and Civil Liberties Nightmare

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/22/2019

Antitrust has a very checkered past and those who advocate its use would do well to study its history more closely.

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What the Number Crunchers Get Wrong about the "Velocity of Money"

Money and BanksMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

Blog06/22/2019

The "Velocity of Money" Is a product of human choices and human values. It's not something we can just plug into an equation.

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Central Banks Aren't Really In Control of Interest Rates

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/22/2019

The central bank can try to manipulate the interest rate to whatever level it desires. However, it cannot exercise control over the underlying interest rates as dictated by people’s time preferences.

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The Alleged Absence of Depressions under Totalitarianism

Business CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

06/21/2019Mises Daily Articles
Where there is no business at all, business can be neither good nor bad. There may be starvation, and famine, but no depression in the sense in which this term is used in dealing with the problems of a market economy.
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The Supreme Court's Dubious "Wall of Separation" between Church and State

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/21/2019

How old should a monument be to avoid Establishment Clause challenges? Not that old, given the Supreme Court invented the "wall of separation" argument in only 1947.

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The Zombie (Company) Apocalypse Is Here

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog06/21/2019

The world now has the impossible choice of permanently reduced productivity and slower economic growth — or the mass bankruptcy of a significant percentage of the economy.

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Is Mexico Richer after NAFTA?

06/21/2019Power & Market

There is a clear correlation between expansions in international trade and reductions in poverty. The Mexican experience appears to be no different.

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The Fed's Endless Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and Banks

Blog06/21/2019

While many attempt to look to "de-regulation" or tax cuts to explain economic cycles, it makes more sense to zero-in on the role of central banks. 

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