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Steven Kates

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Dr Steven Kates currently teaches economics at the RMIT University in Melbourne, but spent most of his working career as the Chief Economist for Australia’s national employer association, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. If he has a mission in life, it is to see Keynesian economic theory disappear from our textbooks and the return of the classical theory of the cycle as the guide to economic policy. He has written Free Market Economics: an Introduction for the General Reader (Edward Elgar 2011) which explains what economic theory looks like if the entrepreneur is placed at the centre of microeconomic analysis and in which Say’s Law is brought back as the core of macro.

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Why Keynesian Concepts Cannot Be Used to Explain Pre-Keynesian Economic Thought: A Reader’s Guide to Classical Economic Theory

11/10/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
This note is built around five issues that center on the damage to economic theory caused by Keynes and his General Theory .


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The Errors of Keynes's Critics

Other Schools of Thought

03/06/2013Mises Daily Articles
Demand is constituted by supply; according to Say’s Law, supply <strong>is</strong> demand. If you want to get to the essence of Say’s Law you must never think in terms of aggregate demand and aggregate supply. If you want to defeat Keynesian economics, you need to wage war on...
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Why Your Grandfather’s Economics Was Better Than Yours

03/14/2010Mises Media
The Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture. Recorded March 13, 2010, at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. Includes an introduction by Joseph T. Salerno.
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Top-Ten Economists: One View


12/21/1999Mises Daily Articles
Mises and Hayek make the list as published in the Canberra Times .
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