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Robert Blumen

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Robert Blumen, a software engineer with a background in financial applications. Blumen, who lives in San Francisco, has a physics degree from Stanford University and writes frequently for,, and other sites. He has spoken at economic and finance conferences on Austrian economics, and he is the editor of the podcast Software Engineering Radio.

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Does Gold Mining Matter?

Gold StandardPricesProduction TheorySubjectivism

08/14/2009Mises Daily Articles
While mining doesn't have much impact on the gold price, the reverse is not true: the gold price has significant influence on the mining industry.
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Is Gold Money?

Free MarketsMoney and BanksGold Standard

09/05/2008Mises Daily Articles
Central bankers are called upon to act as lenders of last resort, but in their efforts to inflate their way out of the credit collapse , they risk igniting a hyperinflationary bonfire that will destroy the world's major fiat currencies.
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Hayek on the Paradox of Saving

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPricesProduction Theory

01/09/2008Mises Daily Articles
Increased capital in proportion to labor is the only means of producing more without the number of workers increasing.
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The Financial Apocalyptics Are Back

Booms and BustsThe FedFree Markets

07/25/2007Mises Daily Articles
I recommend the book to anyone who wants an analysis of current economic trends from an Austrian viewpoint along with some appropriate investment ideas; it is one of the best examples of sound economic writing among investment books.
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The Myth of the Platform Company

EntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

07/18/2007Mises Daily Articles
There cannot be such a thing as an organizational model for high returns because organizing a firm is an exercise of entrepreneurship. While there can be platform companies, there is no such thing as a platform model, nor a platform company economy.
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