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Matthew McCaffrey

Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

AwardsLawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian EconomicsGeorge and Joele Eddy Prize at Mises University

Matt McCaffrey is assistant professor of enterprise at the University of Manchester.

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From The Art of War to the Science of Economics

Media and CultureAustrian Economics Overview

How can The Art of War help you think like an economist? Because resources are scarce we have to put the goods we do have to the best use. Sun Tzu understood that war is destruction and resources must be preserved. The only good war is one won without fighting.

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The Economic Sense in Game of Thrones

Media and CultureOther Schools of Thought

06/07/2013Mises Daily Articles
The Greyjoy words, “We Do Not Sow,” are a very apt description of the state, which is a fundamentally parasitic institution...

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Panel Discussion

Taxes and SpendingAustrian Economics Overview

All services that government provides can be privately provided goods and services. All voluntary arrangements are better than coercive ones. Anarchy is simply no rulers, but not no rules.

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Taxes and the Black Hole of Government Spending

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Taxes are not just wrong, they are destructive. It is highly questionable that private parties could not create goods and services that consumers want at higher quality and lower costs.

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An Entrepreneurial Theory of Moral Hazard

Calculation and KnowledgeCapital and Interest Theory

From the session on "Advances in the Theory of Entrepreneurship," presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference. Recorded 21 March 2013 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama...

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