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Robert B. Ekelund

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Robert Ekelund is eminent scholar emeritus at Auburn University. He is author of The Marketplace of Christianity (2006) and Economic Origins of Roman Christianity (2011), and co-author (with Mark Thornton) of Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War.

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Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

What caused the war? Why did the Union defeat the Confederacy? What were the consequences of the War? The premise of the book is that historians have a comparative advantage in describing such events, but economists have the tools to help explain these events. This book does so, and marvelously.
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The "Confederate" Blockade of the South

U.S. History

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
It is important to note that the economic theory of war does not necessarily displace the historical explanations that rest on such factors as internal dissension, a failure of leadership or diplomacy


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Ludwig H. Mai: A Personal Memoir

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Ludwig H. Mai was an amalgam of intellectual influences. Most certainly he was partly an Austrian "fellow traveler" — one who had deep respect for Carl Menger and Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk


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Wieser's Social Economics: A Link to Modern Austrian Theory? [Full Edition of Vol. 6, No. 3]

Legal SystemPrivate PropertyValue and Exchange

07/30/2014Austrian Economics Newsletter
Volume 6, Number 3 (Fall 1986) Robert B, Ekelund, Jr discusses Friedrich von Wieser's book, Social Economics .


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More Awful Truths About Republicans

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

09/04/2008Mises Daily Articles
Financial institutions will not only have mercantile "protection" from the federal government in terms of regulations; they will become social arms of that government.
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