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Fractional Reserves and Economic Instability

Mises DailyJuly 12, 2012
Better economists recognize fractional-reserve banking as a major source of financial and economic instability.

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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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The Great Depression

BooksJuly 20, 2005
In 1934, when Lionel Robbins wrote The Great Depression , he was a committed advocate of the Austrian School of economics. This would later change, but in this book he brilliantly applies the Austrian theory of the business cycle to explain the depression—which, he notes, was of unprecedented...

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America's Great Depression

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This book applies Austrian business cycle theory to understanding the onset of the 1929 Great Depression.

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Taxpayers in Revolt: Tax Resistance During the Great Depression

BooksDecember 10, 2008
David Beito has brought to light a remarkable and previously unknown chapter of the Great Depression: its tax revolts.

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The Causes of the Economic Crisis, and Other Essays Before and After the Great Depression

BooksNovember 6, 2007
Mises presented his business cycle theory in its most elaborate form, applies it to the prevailing conditions, and discusses the policies that governments undertake that make recessions worse.

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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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The 50 Great Pioneers of American Industry

JournalsJanuary 9, 2008
Mises Institute 50 Great Pioneers of American Industry

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Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal

BooksDecember 8, 2010
Ralph Raico — the great historian of classical liberalism — strips away the veneer of exalted leaders and beloved wars.

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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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Banks, Central Banking and Economic Instability

BlogJune 30, 2012

Oral Argument at Hearing entitled “Fractional Reserve Banking and the Federal Reserve: The Economic Consequences of High-Powered Money” Thursday, June 28, 2012
Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology by John P. Cochran....

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Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure

BooksDecember 5, 2005
Need a short monograph on Austrian business cycle theory? This is the one to get.

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Prosperity and Depression

BooksJuly 17, 2009
Heberler answers the question of how a developed and thriving economy can find itself plunged into economic crisis.

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Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure

BooksMay 18, 2009
Murray Rothbard was the master of reducing complicated theories to their very essence while retaining theoretical rigor, and this essay is a case in point.

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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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