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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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100 Years Ago: Why Bankers Created the Fed

The FedU.S. History

12/23/2013Mises Daily Articles
Central banks always result in feeding forces that centralize and expand the nation-state. The Fed’s policies in the 1920s, would provoke the Great Depression, which, in the end, wrenched political power from cities and state governments to the swampland in Washington...

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Pro-Union, Crony-Capitalist Thinking Dooms Another Employer

Free MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

10/16/2013Mises Daily Articles
Painful lessons are avoidable when business plans and policies do not violate economic laws and when governments do not interfere.

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Science is More than Mathematics

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

09/16/2013Mises Daily Articles
Mainstream economics remains wedded to using data as an end in itself, such that the availability of data alone often determines the extent of economic inquiry.

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The Intellectual Industrial Complex

08/30/2013Mises Daily Articles
Earlier this year, the distinguished Harvard biologist, E.O. Wilson wrote of the limitations of mathematics in the sciences in the Wall Street Journal . This native son of Mobile, Alabama—better known elsewhere as the Father of Sociobiology—argued that the ability to formulate...

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A Bump in the Road to Medical Serfdom

HealthInterventionism

07/11/2013Mises Daily Articles
Part of the purpose of designing such a complicated system was to ensure fine-revenues from those firms that could not comply with it.

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