Money and BanksMoney and Banking
The "subsistence fund" — created by real savings — is the foundation of true economic growth. But it can be eroded and destroyed by creating money "out of thin air."
Occupational licensure, civil asset forfeiture, and an inflationary monetary policy all work to destroy wealth-building opportunities among lower-income and non-white groups.
Critics of Rothbard have tried to create a myth in which Rothbard is not in the same Austrian tradition as Mises. The words of Mises himself say otherwise.
Money and BanksMoney and BankingPhilosophy and Methodology
Economic theory must have only one purpose — to explain economic activity. However, statistical methods are of no help in this regard.
Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology
Central banks contend they can avoid booms and busts by increasing the money supply the "correct" amount. They are bound to fail.
Rather than increase efficiency and profitability, corporate managers look for easy ways to increase their salaries through leveraged buyouts. And central banks have a key role in making this easier and more common.
SubjectivismValue and Exchange
Prices are set by how much people value goods and services. And people value things based on what they think will improve their life and well-being.