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Fractional Reserves and the Fed

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

03/09/2019The Free Market
In this testimony to Congress, Joseph Salerno describes how to fix the problem of fractional reserve banking.


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Economics as a Vocation


11/07/2018The Free Market
As Mises put it "The development of a profession of economists is an offshoot of interventionism."
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The Myth of the Unchanging Value of Gold

The FedMoney and BanksGold Standard

09/07/2014The Free Market
Forbes ’s “stable and flexible” gold standard would facilitate and camouflage an inflationary expansion of the money supply that would, according to Austrians, distort capital markets and lead to asset bubbles. The motto of our current gold-price fixers seems to be: “We want sound money —...
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David Stockman on his Book and the Bailouts

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

07/24/2013The Free Market
Greenspan took the Federal Reserve, which for years had been run by far more cautious and conservative men, and turned it into a machine for fine-tuning every aspect of the economy.


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The Brilliance and Bravery of Ludwig von Mises

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

04/02/2012The Free Market
The impacts of Mises’ life and work have been resounding now for 100 years


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The 99 and the 1

EducationThe Entrepreneur

01/02/2012The Free Market
The well-being of the 99% depends on who makes up the 1%: entrepreneurs or the state and its cronies.


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How Far Will We Fall?

InterventionismProduction Theory

07/01/2010The Free Market
What ultimately matters for the well-being of society is the degree to which our wants are satisfied, and therefore the actual usefulness of goods.


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The Second Austrian Revival

History of the Austrian School of Economics

04/01/2010The Free Market
We can date the second Austrian revival almost precisely to the fall of 2008. From that point on, the use of online Austrian resources on abruptly doubled from one year earlier, as investors, media commentators, and the public at large frantically sought answers from all quarters while...


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The Case for Hoarding

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

11/01/2009The Free Market
Most people would admit to hoarding money only with a tinge of guilt, because to be a hoarder carries with it the suggestion of being a miser—a Scrooge. And yet, every participant in an economy based on indirect exchange holds some amount of money and can be said to be hoarding it; that is,...


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A Vocation in Austrian Economics


06/01/2009The Free Market
The Free Market 27, no. 6 (June 2009) The Summer Fellowship Program has grown by leaps and bounds since its founding by Professor Guido Hülsmann in 2000. This year the program includes eighteen young men and women from the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Turkey, Denmark, Poland, and...


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