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Who Is on the Shortlist to Lead the Bank of England?

British politics could potentially be very different next year, but a recent shortlist of candidates to replace Mark Carney doesn't provide much hope for Austrians. 

7 hours agoPower & Market
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What Venezuela Needs for a Prosperous Future

Blog12/04/2019

Political and economic salvation for Venezuela can come only from the Venezuelan people themselves. They cannot be “forced to be free.”

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Word, Action, and Entrepreneurship

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/29/2019Articles of Interest
An essential aspect of the Mengerian-Misesian tradition — the emphasis that it puts on the entrepreneurial character of all human action, that is, its inherent entanglement with the problems of scarcity and uncertainty.
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When Nassim Taleb Channels Ludwig von Mises

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

Blog11/28/2019

Jeff Deist pithily describes Taleb’s prose as “Rothbard meets Hayek.” But Taleb shares some ideas in common with Ludwig von Mises as well.

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Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Very Useful

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/22/2019

Behavioral economists are masters of comparing apples to oranges and dressing up incorrect statements in fancy language and mathematics.

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WeWork's IPO Disaster and the Problem of Easy Money

The EntrepreneurFinancial Markets

Blog11/18/2019

When operating in an easy money regime, finding investments capable of providing reasonable returns becomes difficult to near impossible. Low risk vehicles are bid down to near-zero returns, pushing investors into ever riskier vehicles to generate enough return to cover objectives.

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Why Friedman Is Wrong on the Business Cycle

Blog11/13/2019

 A common view is the bust is caused by various mysterious factors that have nothing to do with the previous boom. But that the main problem with Friedman’s model is the lack of a coherent definition of what a boom-bust cycle really is.

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Why a "Crypto-Yuan" Won't Threaten the Dollar

China cannot disrupt the global monetary system and dethrone the US dollar when it has one of the world’s tightest capital control systems, a lack of separation of powers and weak transparency in its own financial system

11/12/2019Power & Market
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