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Banking and the Business Cycle

BooksDecember 13, 2006
Written in 1937, this is an Austrian-style analysis of the stock market crash and the great depression that followed.

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Big Business, War, and Rothbard’s Class Analysis

Mises DailySeptember 5, 2013
The biggest capitalists, those “economic royalists” of Wall Street, have been the deadliest enemies of true capitalism...

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Stock Market, Credit, and Capital Formation, The

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Economist Fritz Machlup was an early Misesian who wrote this book as an early study in the workings of the business cycle. In particular, he investigates and explains the relationship between expanding credit, monetary policy, and rising stock prices. The German edition was written in 1929 and...

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Drought and the Failure of Big Government in California

Mises DailyApril 10, 2015
In California, the price of water is set by politicians, and not by markets, so that cheap water benefits some interest groups over others. It should now surprise no one that the state is in the midst of a water crisis.

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Vienna and Chicago: Friends or Foes? A Tale of Two Schools of Free-Market Economics, by Mark Skousen

Institute PublicationsDecember 1, 2005
Mark Skousen has undertaken a valuable project, but his book is not altogether a success. He compares the Austrian and Chicago Schools on several topics, including methodology,

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Review of Vienna and Chicago: Friends or Foes? A Tale of Two Schools of Free Market Economics by Mark Skousen

Institute Publications
For those who know little or nothing about the subject the book is likely to be informative but also to be a source of misinformation, particularly for those who know something about one school

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Is the Market too Big to Drop

Institute PublicationsFebruary 1, 1998
It's time to start thinking of the stock market as a giant S&L. Money continues to pour in, despite a bounty of evidence that the extraordinary gains of the last few years cannot be enjoyed in the near future. The perception has never been stronger that the stock market is the right place...

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Mises Academy

Big Business and the Market: Friends or Foes?

Online Course
In four lectures, Art Carden and Peter G. Klein will explore the theory of the firm, the effects of “big business,” and the political economy of the business environment in an interventionist society.

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The Market for Liberty

BooksDecember 25, 2010
This book is very radical in the true sense of that term: it gets to the root of the problem of government and provides a rethinking of the whole organization of society.

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Business Tides: The Newsweek Era of Henry Hazlitt

BooksOctober 26, 2011
A lone voice of economic sanity in the United States after World War II was Henry Hazlitt, who wrote at Newsweek from 1946 until the late 1960s.

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Nationalism and Liberalism: Friends or Foes?

Institute Publications
What should be the attitude of classical liberals toward nationalist aspiration and sentiment? Should classical liberals value and cultivate these attitudes in themselves and others—at least in their ostensibly less xenophobic and aggressive forms? Or should they look on all forms and...

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In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918-1938

BooksJuly 29, 2008
This extremely important study by Butler Shaffer—professor of law and economist—will change the way you think of the relationship between the state and business...

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The Free Market Reader

BooksAugust 29, 2008
One of the best introductions to libertarian/free market thought and is "straightforward, logical, and fun."...

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Men, Motors, and Markets

BooksMay 27, 2008
The automobile companies depend to a large extent on the engineering genius of the parts makers for new ideas on how to improve the manufacturing processes and quality of parts for each successive model.

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The Democracy of the Market

Institute PublicationsNovember 1, 2005
The Free Market 26, no. 11 (November 2005) [ William Peterson is the winner of the 2005 Gary G. Schlarbaum Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Cause of Liberty, awarded by the Mises Institute. He has served a crucial role as a leading public intellectual, elaborating on the insights of Mises...

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Man, Economy, and State, with Power and Market

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard provides a sweeping presentation of Austrian economic theory, a reconstruction of many aspects of that theory, a rigorous criticism of alternative schools, and an inspiring look at a science of liberty that concerns nearly everything and should concern everyone.

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Power and Market: Government and the Economy

BooksJuly 20, 2005
What can government do to enhance social and economic well being? Nothing, says Murray N. Rothbard. Power and Market is the ultimate manual for completely de-mystifying the myth of the state.

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The Capitalist and the Entrepreneur: Essays on Organizations and Markets

BooksMay 5, 2010
Klein rehabilitates and expands the classical concept of the entrepreneur as a judgmental decision-maker, linking the capitalist-investor and the entrepreneur-promoter.

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Free Market Economics: A Syllabus

BooksApril 12, 2007
This is a complete economics education for high-school age students, providing lessons, study questions, activities, and readings for each topic under consideration.

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Free Market Economics: A Basic Reader

BooksApril 10, 2007
Bettina Bien Greaves assembled this volume as a one-stop primer in economics.

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