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Bernanke Should Read Mises, says IBD

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


This is a wonderful article in the Investors Business Daily: He Made Free Markets Invaluable. The author is Paul Whitfield, and, unusually in the world of journalism, he put a ton of work into this. He...

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Harry Elmer Barnes, RIP



Murray Rothbard writes:

All persons leave an irreplaceable gap when they die; but this gap is truly enormous in the case of Harry Barnes (1889-1968), for in so many ways he was the Last of the Romans. More specifically, he was the last of the founders of the "New History," that...
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Last Knight Live Blog 16

BiographiesMedia and CultureHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


If you remember, the two previous entries were about the problem of economic organization under capitalism and why this system of economic organization makes an integrated and comprehensive theoretical understanding of which a particularly distinctive task. A capitalist, division-of-...

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Interesting review of Last Knight




I finally finished Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, by Jorg Guido Hulsmann. Reading the reports on, I understand that with any work, there are criticisms to be had. I suppose I must joint he...
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Simon Newcomb?



It appears that Garet Garrett's main economic influence in his early education is Simon Newcomb (1835-1909), who is described here is an early marginalist, an advocate of laissez-faire, and an opponent of institutionalism. His...

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Ludwig von Mises, RIP

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview


Today marks 34 years since the passing of Ludwig von Mises, October 10, 1973. He was 92 years old.

These obituaries are taken from Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, by Jörg Guido Hülsmann:...

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Yves Guyot: Molinari's Successor



One of the many fascinating footnotes in Dr. Hulsmann's Mises - Last Knight of Liberalism is this entry: "The uniqueness of Mises's role was still recognized some twenty years later by one of the last surviving...

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The Constitutional Democrat

BiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


James Fenimore Cooper, America's first great national novelist, widely influenced our literature and Americans' sense of history in the 19th century. However, Cooper also wrote about political issues, particularly in The American Democrat (1838), whose themes reflect America's founders,...

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Basil the Evil



I just had the pleasure of preparing a chapter from Flynn's Men of Wealth for publication here. It is on the...

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