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Christopher Westley

Tags Money and BanksInterventionismMoney and Banking

Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketAustrian Economics Newsletter

Christopher Westley a professor of economics in the Lutgert College Business at Florida Gulf Coast University and an associated scholar at the Mises Institute.

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Connecticut On Its Latest Cash Grab: It’s Not Greed When We Do It

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

08/03/2015Mises Wire
Connecticut has introduced a new death tax. But for some reason, a blatant cash grab like this is never "greed" when a government uses violence to seize wealth. It's only greed when private sector actors want more money.
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Economic Automatons Emerge to Attack James Grant's The Forgotten Depression

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

06/09/2015Mises Daily Articles
It appears that even economists are now being replaced by machines. At least it seems that way given a recent paint-by-numbers attack from the New York Times on James Grant's new book The Forgotten Depression .
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A Liberal Education At a Zero Price

EducationMedia and Culture

02/23/2015Mises Daily Articles
Some promoters of big government are now worried that the government isn't spending enough taxpayer money, time, and energy on teaching the liberal arts. Society would benefit greatly from a flowering of liberal education, but do we really need the government to make that happen?
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Ngrams and the Austrian School

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/19/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The Google Ngram Viewer is used to highlight some of the ideas, nomenclature, individuals, and events that have come to comprise the Austrian tradition. Key terms and literature are also examined primarily using the English corpus, with occasional examinations using German and French corpus as well...
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An Austrian Economist Reports From a Mainstream Economics Conference

Global EconomyInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/16/2014Audio/Video
Christopher Westley reports from this year's National Association of Business Economists Convention. He finds that the mainstream's intellectual blinders are firmly in place, and that the “fatal conceit” Friedrich Hayek wrote about in 1988 is alive and well in 2014. This audio Mises Daily is...
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