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What Hayek Got Wrong About Keynes

BiographiesWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/16/2016

Was Keynes, as Hayek maintained, a "brilliant scholar"?

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James Champlin: An Early Advocate for Free Trade

BiographiesGlobal EconomyTaxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog05/11/2016

James Champlin, a 19th-century critic of protectionism, anticipated many of the free-trade insights of the Austrian school.

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Customer Service, Government Style: Huge Wait Times for TSA "Security"

BiographiesTaxes and SpendingValue and Exchange

Blog05/10/2016

The taxpayers will complain a little, but they'll be sure to re-elect most of the politicians who gave us this status quo.

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Tibor Machan, RIP

Biographies

Blog03/25/2016

Tibor Machan, a leading libertarian philosopher, has died.

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Mises Weekends: Revisiting Rothbard

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog03/04/2016

On the latest episode of Mises Weekend, Jeff Deist and Matt McCaffrey discuss Murray N. Rothbard's enduring legacy.

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Murray Rothbard at 90

Biographies

Blog03/01/2016

March 2 would have been Murray Rothbard's ninetieth birthday. His immense knowledge, creativity, and devotion to liberty are unequaled.

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Carl Menger: Founder of the Austrian School

BiographiesAustrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary Theory

Blog02/23/2016

In this excerpt from his brilliant Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, Guido Hülsmann illustrates how Carl Menger's experience as a financial journalist led to his developing the revolutionary foundations of the Austrian school of economics.

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Wilhelm Röpke (1899 - 1966)

Biographies

Blog02/12/2016

Wilhelm Röpke died on this date fifty years ago. He was an excellent economist thoroughly grounded in a realistic view of human action and who, therefore, continually fought against the dehumanizing effects of Keynesian and mathematical economics.

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Nathaniel Branden,R.I.P.

Biographies

Blog12/03/2014

Nathaniel Branden died today. He was for many years the leading follower of Ayn Rand and  lectured widely on her philosophy of Objectivism.

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Gordon Tullock, RIP

Biographies

Blog11/05/2014

Best known as the coauthor of The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy (with Nobel Laureate James Buchanan) and the founding and long time editor of the journal Public Choice, Gordon Tullock died November 3rd at the age of 92.

Tullock was a revolutionary...

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