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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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An Austrian Economist Reports From a Mainstream Economics Conference

Global EconomyInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/16/2014Mises Daily Articles
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...

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How Carl Menger Put Consumers at the Center of Economic Science

Calculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsValue and Exchange

09/07/2014The Free Market
The economics profession acknowledges Menger’s place due to his contribution to the Marginalist Revolution in the 1870s, it otherwise ignores him because his theoretical framework does not lend itself to policy prescriptions...
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When Steelers Steal

InterventionismProduction Theory

07/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
In a free economy, firms threatened with competition often respond by searching for ways to increase efficiencies and improving on economies of scale and scope.

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When Steelers Steal

U.S. EconomyInterventionismPolitical Theory

07/03/2014Audio/Video
In a free-market economy, firms threatened with competition often respond by searching for ways to increase efficiencies, attempting to lower costs and improving on economies of scale and scope. Meanwhile, protectionists and labor unions seek to avoid having to become more efficient by simply...

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A Musical Artist Fights the Union

06/23/2014Audio/Video
Interviewed by host Paul Molloy, Chris Westley discusses how unions coerce artists to withhold efforts, and how one successful Grammy-winning videogame music composer is fighting the cartel.

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