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Stock Market, Credit, and Capital Formation, The

July 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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The Free Market and Its Enemies: Pseudo-Science, Socialism, and Inflation

March 25, 2009
None of us have the chance to study directly under Mises as classroom lecturer, but this book gets us as close to that ideal as is possible.

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Killing the Stock Market

September 21, 2001
It is conceivable that stocks might have come back after September 11. But the meddlers in DC seemed to be doing everything in their power to drive it down and out.

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How Easy Money Drives the Stock Market

April 9, 2015
As the money supply fluctuates, so does the demand for money and for goods and services. We see this in the stock market, but the effect is not instantaneous, and we must be mindful of the time delay.

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

July 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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The Market

August 2, 2008
The Characteristics of the Market Economy Capital Capitalism The Sovereignty of the Consumers Competition Freedom Inequality of Wealth and Income Entrepreneurial Profit and Loss Entrepreneurial Profits and Losses in a Progressing Economy Promoters, Managers, Technicians, and Bureaucrats The...

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Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls: How Not to Fight Inflation

February 14, 2009
This outstanding history illustrates the utter futility of fighting the market process through legislation. It always uses despotic measures to yield socially catastrophic results.

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Reliving the Crash of '29

August 25, 2015
The crash of 1929 came after a decade of interventionist politics following world War I. "Free markets" were blamed anyway. Decades later, we pursue even more interventionism, and when it fails, we blame "free markets" all over again...

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Reliving the Crash of '29

December 21, 2009
To avoid runaway inflation we must have the resolve and the will to cease the inflationary expansion of credit, and to force the Federal Reserve System to stop purchasing assets, and thereby to stop its continued generation of chronic, accelerating inflation.

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An Inflation Primer

March 6, 2010
Inflation concerns every citizen-worker, banker, creditor, debtor, politician and union leader. It is the "legalized robbery" by which wealth is distributed, false prosperity is prolonged and nations are ruined...

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Formats

Defense, Controls, and Inflation

November 1, 2010
A mobilization program is to be judged by three principal criteria: the rapidity and efficiency with which the required resources are allocated to the defense effort, the extent to which inflation is prevented, and the extent to which other inequities and hardships are minimized.

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The Market for Liberty

December 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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The Inflation Crisis, and How To Resolve It

October 2, 2008
Hazlitt drives home the point that the issue of inflation is not weather, not greed, not gouging, but monetary policy of the central bank.

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Inflation: Its Causes and Cures

July 17, 2009
The objective of the present study is to give a rounded picture and to emphasize fundamental issues which seem in danger of being obscured by the great mass that has been and is being written on inflation.

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Fiat Money Inflation in France

December 8, 2006
Andrew Dickson White presents the still-largely-unknown story of a major factor behind the French Revolution.

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Ludwig von Mises on Money and Inflation

March 11, 2010
Some of Mises's lectures, which provide a glimpse into the workings of an incredible mind on a topic that is crucial to our future.

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The Free Market Reader

August 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

May 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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Default! Default!

November 1, 2001
We will never resort to a bailout, said the Bush administration concerning the financial failures of the Argentinian government. That was one week before the same administration arranged an $8 billion line of credit for the same government.

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