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Ludwig von Mises’s Human Action: Marking 70 Years of Continuing Relevance

Book ReviewsHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog09/04/2019

The social, political, and economic conditions of our world today give Ludwig von Mises’s treatise a refreshing relevance matched by few other works written over the last century.

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Jay Powell's Critics Don't Know More than He Does

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/04/2019

In the blurry world of conflicting economic indicators and forecasts and policy surprises, activist policymakers at the Fed do not know exactly what the “right” monetary policy is today. Neither do their activist critics.

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Why is the "Cost of Living" in Cities so High?

Labor and WagesU.S. EconomyPrices

Blog09/04/2019

More than half of the people in the world currently live in urban areas or cities, in spite of it being more expensive to do so. Why?

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What Is "Originary Interest"?

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryFiscal TheoryMoney and Banking

09/03/2019Mises Daily Articles
People do not save and accumulate capital because there is interest. Interest is neither the impetus to saving nor the reward or the compensation granted for abstaining from immediate consumption. It is the ratio in the mutual valuation of present goods as against future goods.
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Bob Murphy Explains Austrian Business Cycle Theory, the Inverted Yield Curve, and the Coming Recession

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

09/03/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy discusses the Mises-Hayek theory of the boom-bust cycle, and explains the predictive power of an "inverted yield curve".
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Keynesian Economists Ignore Say's Law. We're Paying the Price.

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/03/2019

By advocating an increased monetary role for the state, Keynes has made the credit cycle considerably worse and more destabilising.

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McCaffrey in Harvard Business Review

09/03/2019Power & Market

Mises Institute Fellow Matthew McCaffrey's recent paper on self-regulation in the video game industry is now available as a case study from the Harvard Business Review.

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Per Bylund on Execution

The EntrepreneurStrategyEntrepreneurship

09/03/2019Audio/Video
Hunter Hastings and Per Bylund discuss the critical importance of executional excellence and how to achieve it.
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