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Why Housing Is More Affordable In Tokyo

Blog5 hours ago

In a city with rapidly rising housing needs, there is really only one way to keep housing prices stable or falling: produce a lot of housing.

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What John Law Taught Us About the Perils of Printing Money

Money and Banks

Blog09/19/2019

To cause a truly disastrous boom and bust with far-fetching real consequences, you need to control the money supply.

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What Adam Smith Missed in His Understanding of the Division of Labor

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/26/2019

Population growth and specialization are not enough to make economies grow. The key ingredient is entrepreneurship.

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Why Transaction Cost Analysis is Attractive, and Very Flawed

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPrices

Blog08/20/2019

Dressing up the history of the world, and its economic development, in terms of transaction costs is mostly not very helpful.

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Why Mises Opposed a Global Government for Managing Trade

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/12/2019

For Ludwig von Mises, international bureaucracies like the WTO devoted to enforcing "free trade" are not progress. They're simply another type of government planning.

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Why Modern Economics' Fixation with "Efficiency" Is Dangerous

EntrepreneurshipOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/05/2019

Efficiency is backward-looking and static, while value creation is future-oriented and aspirational. 

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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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