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The "Missing Element" in Modern Economics

The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

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08/25/2015John D. Mueller

Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 18, no. 2 (Summer 2015)

Symposium: Is There A Missing Element in Economics?

My first introduction to Austrian Economics came when I borrowed the well-thumbed copy of Ludwig von Mises’s Human Action from my boss, then-Congressman Jack Kemp, for whom I worked as speechwriter and congressional staff economist before and during both presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan. While I have a high regard for what Austrian economics gets right that other economic schools do not, I consider myself a “Neo-Scholastic” economist, a term which I will try to explain.

The Lou Church Memorial Lecture in Religion and Economics
Austrian Economics Research Conference
Ludwig von Mises Institute
Auburn, Alabama
March 12, 2015

Contact John D. Mueller

John D. Mueller is the Lehrman Institute Fellow in Economics and Director of the Economics and Ethics Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Mueller specializes in the relation of modern economic theory to its Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman origins, its practical application to personal, family, and political economy, and the interaction of economics, philosophical worldviews, and religious faith.