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Regulate the Bloggers?

Big Government

09/01/2009The Free Market
So, to sum up, the FTC dragged an 84-year-old small business owner through two years of litigation because a foreign website made statements about a legal product that mid-level staffers at the FTC personally disapproved of.
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The Icelandic Meltdown

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

08/01/2009The Free Market
The Free Market 27, no. 8 (August 2009) Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde’s resignation this year marked the fi rst political casualty of the current financial crisis that resulted in the collapse of all major banks, a run on deposits, a stock market drop of 90 percent, empty grocery shelves,...


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The Stimulus Does Not Work

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

07/01/2009The Free Market
The Free Market 27, no. 7 (July 2009) A majority of Americans now give President Obama’s handling of the economy a negative rating, and many economists and city officials are concerned that Obama’s gargantuan stimulus effort has not given the expected quick boost to the economy. Some argue this 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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Keynes's Upside-down World

Money and BanksFiscal TheoryMoney and Banking

05/01/2009The Free Market
If you follow the Austrian recipe of allowing liquidation of bankrupt firms and debt, allowing prices to fall without monetary inflation, not propping up employment or subsidizing unemployment, and not discouraging hoarding, you will end up with the quickest possible recovery and minimize the...


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Greenspan's Bogus Defense

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

04/01/2009The Free Market
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan tried to exonerate himself from the housing boom and bust. Even though more and more analysts are realizing that Greenspan’s low interest rates fueled the bubble, the ex-maestro himself uses statistics to defend his record.


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The Vision of Leonard Read

EducationMedia and Culture

03/01/2009The Free Market
He taught this lesson for decades, with stamina, consistency, and calm persistence in his belief that education was the key to freedom.


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Money and Our Future

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

02/01/2009The Free Market
Consider what it means to live through our times in the light of economic understanding. Even in the face of calamity, there is no mystery, and hence fear is reduced.
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Save the Piano Industry

Free MarketsInterventionism

01/01/2009The Free Market
The Free Market 27, no. 1 (January 2009) Today the highest-price good that people buy besides their houses is their car, and this reality leads people to believe that we can’t possibly let the American car industry die. We couldn’t possibly be a real country and a powerful nation without our...


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This Book is So Me

BiographiesFree Markets

11/01/2008The Free Market
This was the first book on economics that just jumped out and grabbed me. I had read a few before, but they were boring. Very boring.


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