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The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Critique of the Standard Account of the Socialist Calculation Debate

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As the Marxian philosopher Louis Althusser used to put it, no reading is innocent. The meaning a reader derives from a particular piece of scholarly literature is unavoidably influenced by his premises and analytical frame- work. When the underlying theoretical framework of the reader differs...

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Cantor's Diagonal Argument: An Extension to the Socialist Calculation Debate

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The standard view of the socialist calculation debate is that Mises and Hayek at best demonstrated the practical impossibility of socialist economy,

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The De Moneta of Nicholas Oresme and English Mint Documents

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
Nicole Oresme has been called the most brilliant scientist of the 14th century: mathematician, musicologist, physicist, philosopher, and economist. On top of that, he was a Bishop and a theologian. His writings of money bear much in common with Carl Menger. Oresme's treatise on money, De Moneta...

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Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This is the essay that overthrew the socialist paradigm in economics, and provided the foundation for modern Austrian price theory.

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Economic Calculation in the Socialist Society

BooksJune 16, 2009
Hoff demonstrates why calculation is impossible in a socialist economy and concludes that it is impossible to have a non-market economy, because how do you establish prices.

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Sound Money and the Business Cycle

Mises DailyMarch 19, 2003
How are fiat money and the business cycle related? Without sound money, calculation is less efficient and the economy will be prone to business cycles. With sound money policy, no boom-bust cycle will emerge and monetary calculation and planning will be as efficient as possible in an uncertain...

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"The Forgotten Contribution: Murray Rothbard on Socialism in Theory and in Practice" and the Reinterpretation of the Socialist Calculation Debate: A Comment

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The article is a much needed and long overdue acknowledgement and appreciation of Rothbard’s contributions to the theory, including the calculation debate, and practice of socialism...

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Cantor's Diagonal Argument: An Extension to the Socialist Calculation Debate — A Comment

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In a recent article Robert P. Murphy (2006) uses Cantor's diagonal argument to prove that market socialism could not function, since it would be impossible for the Central Planning Board...

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The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

Market Socialism and the Property Problem: Different Perspective of the Socialist Calculation Debate

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In 1920 Mises presented his famous essay on socialism, which would change, and eventually destroy, the whole scientific case for Marxist socialism (Mises 1990). Afterward, no one could seriously defend that doctrine.

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Gold Coin

NJ Political Heavyweights Debate Gold Standard

BlogOctober 28, 2014

During the past two weeks, James Florio, a former Democratic governor of New Jersey, and Steve Lonegan, the 2013 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate  wrote opposing op ed pieces on the gold standard for New Jersey's leading newspaper. That the gold standard is now being seriously debated...

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Debating the Socialist Calculation Debate

BlogOctober 6, 2003

Debating the Socialist Calculation Debate: A Classroom Exercise

ZENON X. ZYGMONT
Western Oregon University - Division of Business & Economics

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=442620...

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From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy

BooksNovember 18, 2014
In this tour de force essay, Hans-Hermann Hoppe turns the standard account of historical governmental progress on its head.

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The Socialist Tradition: Moses to Lenin

BooksAugust 25, 2009
"Alexander Gray is my favorite historian of economic thought," wrote Rothbard. "Gray's demolition of socialist writers was apt and devastating."...

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Pictures of the Socialistic Future

BooksNovember 21, 2009
Written in 1893, it is a novel of life under socialism by Eugene Richter, a German liberal of the 19th century.

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A Socialist Empire: The Incas of Peru

BooksJune 16, 2009
Those determinists who seek at any cost to explain every social order in .terms of its natural environment would be greatly embarrassed by the case of the Incas. They will not find here the essential elements that, according to them, make possible the birth of a great civilization.

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Calculation and Coordination: Essays on Socialism and Transitional Political Economy

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This collection of essays brings together some of Boettke's key writings on a variety of economic issues.

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The Gold Standard: Perspectives in the Austrian School

BooksOctober 29, 2007
The contributors to this notable anthology edited by Lew Rockwell argue for one particular sort of reform: a return to the gold standard.

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Gold and the Gold Standard

BooksJune 3, 2009
Edwin Walter Kemmerer was a firm advocate of the gold standard, writing in the classical and Misesian tradition between 1923–1933, he favored hard money with convertibility domestic and international...

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The Gold Standard and Its Future

BooksJanuary 27, 2010
This book was originally written almost immediately after the suspension of the gold standard in Great Britain, and its general tone was, of course, profoundly influenced by that event, the full consequences of which could not be foreseen at the time.

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