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The Rate of Interest: Its Nature, Determination, and Relation to Economic Phenomena

BooksMarch 11, 2011
The problem of interest has engaged the attention of writers for two thousand years, and of economists since economics began. And yet, with the exception of what has been accomplished by Rae, Bohm-Bawerk, Landry, and some others, very little progress has been made toward a satisfactory solution.

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Interest and Prices

BooksMarch 30, 2007
It was this work by Swedish economist Wicksell that drew Mises's attention to the effects of interest rate manipulation on the capital structure.

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Capital and Interest

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Böhm-Bawerk surveys and critiques failed theories of interest from antiquity to modern times, presents a full theory of the structure of production, and defends the importance of capital in production and time in the determination of the interest rate.

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Less Fed Financial Repression Irrational?

BlogJuly 13, 2014

In a recent Bloomberg Views piece, mainstream economist Noah Smith accused his Austrian  critics of having “brain worms” and even "anti-semitic overtones." He then mischaracterized what his critics were saying so that he could ridicule it. This wasn’t...

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Three Lectures on the Rate of Wages

BooksJanuary 8, 2010
The inquiry into the causes affecting wages is the most important branch of political economy.

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Capital, Interest, and Rent: Essays in the Theory of Distribution

BooksFebruary 27, 2007
A reader on the Austrian theory of capital and interest.

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The Pure Time-Preference Theory of Interest

BooksDecember 16, 2011
Herbener felshes-out the pure time-preference theory of interest.

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The Clash of Group Interests and Other Essays

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This collection, with a preface by Murray Rothbard, includes four essays by Mises.

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Recent Literature on Interest

BooksSeptember 15, 2007
Böhm-Bawerk takes on alternatives to the Austrian theory he presents in previous books and clarifies the case.

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Profits, Interest, and Investment

BooksOctober 13, 2009
The essays collected in this volume are a selection from the various attempts made to develop the outline of a theory of industrial fluctuations contained in two of Hayek's books on Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle and Prices and Production ...

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The Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 2009
Government means, or should mean, the right ordering of all. Modern government has degenerated into tinkering with the wants or rights or liberties of classes or sections or groups, and it is rare, in these days, to hear a political discussion which takes adequate account of the interests of the...

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The Origins of the Federal Reserve

BooksFebruary 8, 2011
The Fed did not originate as a policy response to national need. It was founded by two groups of elites: government officials and large financial and banking interests.

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Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Ownership Myth

BooksNovember 18, 2010
This elegant and fact-filled book by Doug French examines the background to the case of "strategic default," or walking away from your home, and considers its implications from a variety of different perspectives...

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Reassessing the Presidency

BooksNovember 2, 2007
This remarkable volume (825 pages including index and bibliography) is the first full-scale revision of the official history of the U.S. executive state.

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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The New Despotism

BooksMarch 16, 2010
When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the 18th century, its founders thought that the consequences of republican or representative institutions in government would be the reduction of political power in individual lives.

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Organization of Debt Into Currency and Other Papers

BooksMarch 21, 2006
Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1964. From Murray Rothbard's History of Economic Thought: "One of the most unusual — and most advanced — of the American admirers of Fredéric Bastiat was the Boston merchant Charles Holt Carroll (1799–1890). A staunch adherent...

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Mises: An Annotated Bibliography

BooksMarch 29, 2009
An essential companion to all of Mises's works, this easy-to-use bibliography covers his life from Vienna to New York. It provides summaries of his works and detailed publication information--a real treasure trove. A special treat is the extensive coverage of what others from all political...

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Pillars of Prosperity: Free Markets, Honest Money, Private Property

BooksJanuary 8, 2008
When the economic history of our times is written, one man will emerge as the prophet of both the financial collapse and the disasters associated with government management: Ron Paul.

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