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Carl Menger: Founder of the Austrian School

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In this excerpt from his brilliant Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, Guido Hülsmann illustrates how Carl Menger's experience as a financial journalist led to his developing the revolutionary foundations of the Austrian school of economics.

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Mises and Bernanke on Money and Inequality

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I’d like to think Mises would have spared a few minutes of his precious time “exploding the fallacy”—an often used expression in his writings—of Bernanke’s most recent musings.

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The Housewife, the Central Bank, and the CPI

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It is hardly a relief for British households that £100 worth of consumer goods will now cost them around £99.90, when other prices in the UK economy are experiencing a rapid inflation. 

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Salerno's "Modest Proposal" paper is in Top 10 Downloads

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Joseph Salerno's paper "A Modest Proposal for Reining in the Bernanke Fed" is now in the Top 10 in downloads on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) in the category of "Response to Financial Crisis." (no kidding!) ...

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Europeans Overcoming Their Apoplithorismosphobia

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Europeans have long been fearful of the prospects of price deflation, but now that it has arrived they have embraced it.

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Fed Tries to Figure Out How to Raise Interest Rates by a 1/4 of 1%

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The Fed has been messing with interest rates for a century and suddenly they have forgotten how to raise interest rates?

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The Menger Center Fires Back at Richard Fisher over "Audit the Fed"

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Paul-Martin Foss at the Carl Menger Center for the Study of Money and Banking has penned a nice retort to Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher, who recently criticized Rand Paul's introduction of an "Audit the Fed" bill in the US Senate.

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Swiss National Bank: Hero or Villain?

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There has been much hand wringing among popular blogger-economists in response to the breaking of the Euro peg by the SNB.

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New Research in Austrian Economics

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Research is not just the way we add to the body of knowledge left by previous generations, but is also an effective means of engaging and challenging the ideas of mainstream economics.

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