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Three Times the Price of Gold Collapsed — And Lessons for Today

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog49 min ago

The gold price is heading up at the moment, but we can still learn a lot from three big collapses in the gold price which occurred after 1934.

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Per Bylund: ACT!

The EntrepreneurCapital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurship

1 hour agoAudio/Video
Hunter Hastings and Per Bylund discuss how to apply Austrian Capital Theory in modern organizational design, contemporary business structure, and a high response business model.
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The Last Thing Europe Needs Is to Further Loosen the EU's Fiscal Rules

06/20/2019Power & Market

European central bankers hate the few rules that restrain the eurozone's profligate spenders. But those rules are what keeps a currently dangerous system from spinning totally out of control.

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Why It's Important to Understand "Economic Costs"

Austrian Economics OverviewSubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog06/20/2019

The concept of economic cost seems to confuse people. It is not the price you pay for a good, but the reason you pay it.

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Economics 101: More Wealth Means Less Poverty

06/10/2019Power & Market

Tweeting about poverty and wealth is quite instructive. It's obvious that many feel very strongly about it yet know so little.

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Two Reasons Why Socialism Repeatedly Fails

Socialism

Blog05/29/2019

Socialism will always encounter two big problems when regimes attempt to implement it: 1) the impossibility of economic calculation without true market prices, and 2) the lack of an incentive to produce only what consumers actually want. 

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Central Banks' Forecasts Are Basically Garbage

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/22/2019

Central banks' economic models repeatedly and incessantly over-estimate economic growth. We can only speculate as to their motivation.

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