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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 Government Should Not Fight Deflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/09/2019

The fewer non-productive bubble activities we have, the better it is for those activities that actually crate wealth. But attempts to reverse deflation with new money creation only create new bubbles.

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When Billionaires Want to Get Rid of Capitalism

Blog10/29/2019

When asked why they do not just give their money away voluntarily, some billionaires suddenly decide cooperation isn't all that great after all.

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Why Austrian-School Economists Tend To Be Libertarians

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10/26/2019

Austrian-school economics is value-free and is not necessarily in favor of laissez-faire. But the Austrian view of markets and market power tends to push one in the laissez-faire direction.

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Why Austrian School Economists Have a Better Understanding of Goods and Services

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of ThoughtValue and Exchange

Blog10/24/2019

What makes a good a good is not the physical thing itself, but the value we find in it because it is serviceable toward some valued end.

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