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Dan Mahoney

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Dan Mahoney, Ph.D., specializes in mathematics and works for Mirant-Americas. 

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Ownership, Scarcity, and Economic Decision Making

Calculation and Knowledge

03/12/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
By improving our understanding of scarcity, we can greatly improve our understanding of economics overall.
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Ownership, Scarcity, and Economic Decision Making

Production Theory

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The existence of and need for property is a consequence of scarcity, which is further affected by the very institution to which it gives rise. H owever, this “problem” in a sense sup plies its own solution


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Review ofLiberty and Hard Cases by Tibor Machan

Political Theory

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Governments always attempt to exploit a crisis, and disasters provide a natural (no pun intended) excuse for them to do so. Their proffered “solutions” to problems(which they often create) invariably worsen those problems.


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Free Banking and the Structure of Production: A Contrast of Competing Banking Systems

05/24/2011Libertarian Papers
Abstract: In this paper we extend an argument originally developed in Hülsmann (2009) to analyze changes to the structure of production that occur when the demand for money changes. In particular, we show that Hülsmann’s argument, which contrasted such changes under commodity and fiat systems,...


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On Austrian Value Theory and Economic Calculation

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of ThoughtValue and Exchange

05/23/2005Articles of Interest
Mahoney argues that although Mises correctly conceived of value as an ordinal relation, precluding the possibility of value imputation, in many of his expositions of the market process he adopts a notion of value as a cardinal thing in explaining the task confronting actors in either the planned or...
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