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A Deeply Flawed History of the Austrian School

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

2 hours agoThe Austrian
Wasserman has brought to light substantial archival material on the background of the Austrian school. But his conclusions are deeply flawed, a s Wasserman is beyond his depth when he writes about theoretical issues.
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Locke vs. Cohen vs. Rothbard on Homesteading

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

Blog11/08/2019

Marxist G.A. Cohen is troubled by the freedom libertarians grant to property owners. But artificial limits are unnecessary when practical realities have so often intervened to limit property ownership by any one person.

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The Austrian Entrepreneur Versus the Romanticized Entrepreneur

Blog11/05/2019

Many entrepreneurs go into the marketplace with romantic and abstract notions of how markets work. But there's nothing romantic or abstract about the losses incurred by failed entrepreneurs. 

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The Power of Self-Ownership

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/01/2019

Bodily integrity and self-ownership supplement each other: they do not compete for our allegiance.

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The Limits of Social Spending as a Driver of Economic Equality

Blog10/30/2019

The more widespread social programs become, the more they tend to undermine the social interactions and exchanges necessary to build wealth. 

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A Man for Many Seasons

Biographies

10/18/2019Books
Henry Hazlitt, author, journalist, editor, reviewer, economist, has gained renown in at least three areas: as a popularizer of sound economic thinking, as a critic of John Maynard Keynes, and as a contributor to moral philosophy.
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How Entrepreneurs Discover Market Opportunities Through Dissatisfaction

The Entrepreneur

Blog10/15/2019

Entrepreneurs try to find gaps in the marketplace where consumers are not quite satisfied with the status quo. Successful entrepreneurs then fill in those gaps.

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Have Free-Market Economists Conquered the World?

U.S. History

Blog10/14/2019

Both left and right now repeatedly push a myth: the myth that governments have been taken over by laissez-faire hard-core free-market economists who have turned the world into a landscape of untrammeled capitalism.

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