Audio/VideoNovember 20, 2010Matt McCaffreyProfit and loss is the heart of business and economic change. Entrepreneurs drive the market at every level, predicting future wants and taking risks with their property. Earning profits is never guaranteed.
Audio/VideoNovember 20, 2010Doug FrenchDeposit banking rests on the bank honoring property rights. Loan banking rests on making good loans that will pay off. But when loan banking and deposit banking merged, the temptation to loan out much more than was actually in the bank arose.
Audio/VideoNovember 20, 2010Mark ThorntonAustrian economists differ from mainstream economists mainly in this way: they do not rely on mathematical models, but on understanding what causes success or failure in the real world. Opportunity costs determine the choices people make.
Audio/VideoNovember 20, 2010Robert P. MurphyInstead of each person doing all of the work creating what he needs and wants, dividing the labor amongst all of us into specialties is clearly superior by increasing the productivity of labor.