08/07/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsBryan Caplan
Contrary to Block, the synthetic a priori has little to do with our dispute. My critique of the Austrians is not that their methods are “unscientific,” but that their most distinctive positions are false or overstated.
Decades before the socialists gained power, Eugen Richter saw the writing on the wall. The great tragedy of the 20th century is that the world had to learn about totalitarian socialism from bitter experience, instead of Richter's inspired novel. Many failed to see the truth until the Berlin Wall...
07/20/2005Quarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsBryan Caplan
In my critique of Austrian economics, I carved out a virtually unique position: Despite the Austrians' professed devotion to "realism” against neoclassical pragmatism, the latter approach is in fact far more realistic than the former.