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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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Austrian-Style Entrepreneurship Explains Much of China’s Growth

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog07/22/2019

For centuries, entrepreneurial talents in China were diverted to military wars, political struggles, and government services. But now things are changing.

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America's Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/13/2019

America's "defense" budget is really more than $1.2 trillion, more than double the Pentagon's official "base budget," once we include all the other related spending like that on "homeland security" and veterans affairs.

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A Better Red: The Transition from Communism to Coca-Cola in Romania

Big GovernmentWorld History

04/13/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the newly freed former communist states welcomed companies like Coca-Cola, which brought both capital and managerial skill to economies ruined by communism.
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A Free-Market Monetary System

Free MarketsMoney and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewGold Standard

04/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
"The power to issue money was essential for the finance of the government … in order to give to government access to the tap where it can draw the money it needs by manufacturing it."
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Action, Time, and the Market

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

03/30/2019Mises Daily Articles
Humans use action to attain certain ends. But they must choose what actions to take. And choice also requires judgment about the best way to achieve the preferred ends.
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Against the Neoliberals

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

01/08/2019Mises Daily Articles
Mises, unlike the neoliberals, argued that the best way to combat monopolies was to abolish the policies and government institutions that created them in the first place.
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Artificial Booms and the Theory of "Forced Saving"

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/07/2018

It is impossible to force the economic development of society by artificially encouraging investment and initially financing it with credit expansion.  This policy can only have benefits if economic actors also elect to begin saving more at the same time.

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