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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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Why Are People So Forgiving of Government Failure?

InterventionismPolitical Theory

04/05/2011Mises Daily Articles
Social Security only persists because we have been conditioned to approach public-sector performance with lower expectations.

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A Bolshevik Love Story

BiographiesWorld History

03/30/2011Mises Daily Articles
Bukharin was simply one of millions, mostly peasants, who would die in a reign of terror.

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Economic Schadenfreude

Business Cycles

02/02/2011Mises Daily Articles
One aspect of the current economic crisis has been the comeuppance for certain firms, industries, and segments of the labor market that are overdue for correction, all made possible by their special relationships with the state.

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Job-Killing Labor Costs and the Manufacturing Sector

Free MarketsInterventionism

01/20/2011Mises Daily Articles
If the cost of labor increases, someone has to pay for it. Laborers may pay in the form of decreased work opportunities, investors may pay in the form of decreased returns on capital, or consumers may pay in the form of higher prices required by increased costs.

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Op-ed Warriors Defend the Bailout

Corporate WelfareThe FedMedia and CultureInterventionism

10/08/2010Mises Daily Articles
Bailing out Bear Sterns while letting Lehman fail, the two TARP votes, and the incessant clamor about (nonexistent) systemic risk were geared toward bailing out Wall Street firms on the wrong side of housing risk.

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