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An Austrian Critique of Mainstream Economics

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

Walter Block tackles some enduring flaws in mainstream economics.
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Austrian Economics and the Entrepreneur

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

07/22/2016The Austrian
Entrepreneur Nathan Bond discusses how Austrian economics has provided him insights into the art of founding and growing a business.
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A Conversation with my Neighbor "Sam"

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

03/03/2016Mises Wire
My neighbor Sam is deeply in debt. But, he tells me that he owes all that money "to himself," so he thinks it's not a problem. I think he's in deeper trouble than he thinks.
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Asset-Price Inflation Enters Its Dangerous Late Phase

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

08/12/2015Mises Wire
Asset-price inflation is being ignored as pundits focus on consumer goods. But if we look at asset prices, the carry trade, and commodities, we have reason to believe that the current boom is entering a stage similar to what we saw in 2007.
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A Half-Right Monetary Reform for Iceland

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

04/28/2015Mises Wire
A recent report commissioned by the prime minister of Iceland calls for limits on the money supply through ending fractional reserve banking and deposit insurance. Unfortunately, the report also calls for nearly unlimited control of the money supply by the central bank.
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A Romantic Boom and Bust

Free Markets

02/14/2011Mises Daily Articles
Romance starts with a first move. Just as it is the role of the entrepreneur to shoulder the risk of capital investment in order to potentially achieve profit, it is the role of an instigator to take the risk in the hope of finding romantic success. Without an entrepreneur, economic growth is...
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