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Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure

  • Economic Depressions by Murray N. Rothbard
May 18, 2009

Tags Booms and BustsAustrian Economics OverviewBusiness Cycles

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. It was written in 1969 and published in the form of a tiny book that achieved a huge circulation. It has not been in print since that time, but it is now back in this new release.

Its continued relevance speaks to an aspect of the Austrian theory that other theories can't boast. It is a real theory that applies across time and place, and its persuasive power is not contingent on the particulars of any individual boom bust cycle.

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Mises Institute 2009; originally published as a minibook in 1969 by the Constitutional Alliance of Lansing, Michigan.