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Gene Callahan

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Gene Callahan is the author of Economics for Real People

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Roots of the Housing Shortage

Big GovernmentInterventionism

10/01/2003The Free Market
There are few things that reduce the price of a good like an increase in its supply. But the very people who decry the lack of "affordable" housing in New York and other places are often the ones who are most agitated about "overdevelopment." While the idea of "a lack of affordable housing" is...
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The Roots of the Housing Shortage

U.S. EconomyInterventionism

08/11/2003Mises Daily Articles
People complain about both overdevelopment and the shortage of housing, writes Gene Callahan, without considering the contradiction. In housing, as in all sectors, if one does not carefully trace the problems back to their roots in a previous intervention, it is very easy to believe that yet...
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Jane Jacobs, The Anti-Planner

BiographiesPolitical Theory

06/20/2003Mises Daily Articles
In the works of Jacobs, the order present in a well-functioning urban area emerges as the result of human action but not human design. It arises from a myriad of individuals each pursuing their own interest and carrying out their own plans, within a framework of rules that encourages peaceful...
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Economics and Measurement

Calculation and KnowledgeOther Schools of Thought

06/17/2003Mises Daily Articles
The collection of prices and quantities contained in, for instance, GDP figures, are an arbitrary choice on the part of the government. And we have no reason to believe that a dollar measure of GDP reflects anything constant about the satisfaction the citizens receive from the dollars they spend...
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The Implications of Human Action

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryPraxeology

06/12/2003Mises Daily Articles
Several times recently, Gene Callahan has found himself engaged, directly or indirectly, in discussions about exactly what implications follow from the existence of human action, the foundation of economic science. The effort to draw out those implications is called praxeology.
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