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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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A Rothbardian Take on Negative Interest Rates

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog08/19/2019

Joe Weisenthal is questioning whether people should be able to deposit their money in a checking account and be paid interest on it — Rothbardians have been saying that for decades. 

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Money Printing Can't Replace Saving and Production as the Real Engine of Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/19/2019

The introduction of money does not alter the fact that individuals still have to produce something useful in order to secure some other useful goods for themselves.

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When State Governors Tried To Take Back Control of the National Guard

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/19/2019

In 1986, eight governors threatened to veto deployments of state troops to Central America. Washington generals and politicians responded by further destroying state independence and the Second Amendment's militia clause.

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What Student Loans and Health Care Have in Common

Blog08/19/2019

When colleges or hospitals are guaranteed payment by a third party, such as Sallie Mae or a health insurance company, it's only natural to raise prices on the student or patient. In these cases, the user's ability to pay becomes almost irrelevant.

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Nicholas Oresme and the First Monetary Treatise

World HistoryMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

08/17/2019Mises Daily Articles
Austrian monetary thought can be traced back right to the very founding father of monetary economics, the great Nicholas Oresme, the 14th century Bishop of Lisieux.
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Austrian Economics Can Help Investors Look Beyond Short-Term Thinking

Blog08/17/2019

Francsico García Paramés notes that economists who focus on near-term forecasting are generally useless to investors. But principles of Austrian economists — and a long-term view in general — can provide insights outside the mainstream.

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From the Malthusian Trap to the Keynesian Trap: The British Economy from 1810 to 2019

Labor and WagesMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/17/2019

The Keynesian obsession with avoiding deflation and pushing consumer spending has led to a serious decline in savings and capital accumulation.

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