Austrian Economics


The Keynesians Stole The Jobs

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute June 7, 2016 The Keynesians Stole The Jobs   Late last week the markets were shocked by a surprisingly bad May jobs report – the worst monthly report in nearly six years. The experts expected the US economy to add 160,000 jobs in May, but it turns out only […]

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Fed Holds Rates Steady: Setting Up for December Hike?

The Fed and Interest Rates

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center September 23, 2015   The Fed and Interest Rates     In late October the world will once again wait with bated breath as the Federal Reserve debates whether or not to hike interest rates. We all know that the Fed doesn’t set all interest rates, but what exactly […]


Why Economics Matters

By Jeff Deist Mises.org September 4, 2015   Why Economics Matters   This article is a selection from a June 19 presentation at a lunchtime meeting of the Grassroot Institute in Honolulu at the Pacific Club. The talk was part of the Mises Institute’s Private Seminar series for lay audiences. To schedule your own Private Seminar with a Mises Institute speaker, please […]

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Glenn Jacobs: The Libertarian Superstar of Professional Wrestling

February 7, 2015   Glenn Jacobs: The Libertarian Superstar of Professional Wrestling   Published by misesmedia Published on Feb 5, 2015 Glenn Jacobs, also known as WWE superstar “Kane”, is our guest this week. He’s not only a tremendous performer and athlete, but also tremendous intellectual, a voracious reader, a dedicated Rothbardian, and a great […]


How Free Markets Enhance Freedom of Choice

By Hunter Hastings Mises.org January 30, 2015   How Free Markets Enhance Freedom of Choice   Ludwig von Mises was careful to establish the individual actor as the basis for all economic analysis. An individual acts to improve his circumstances. To do so, he chooses among various available means in order to achieve his ends. […]

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3 Myths about “Tax Reform”

By ROBERT P. MURPHY Foundation for Economic Education January 28, 2015     3 Myths about “Tax Reform” How both Left and Right get it wrong   Conservative pundits are supposed to be hard-nosed and economically savvy, but when it comes to tax reform they can be as emotional and misguided as progressives. The question of […]


The Crowding-Out Tipping Point

By JAMES A. DORN Foundation for Economic Education January 19, 2015     The Crowding-Out Tipping Point Increasing economic growth means shrinking government   The size and scope of government in the United States today would have been beyond the imagination of the American founders. For more than a century after the Constitution’s ratification, Americans […]

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Vintage Rothbard to Ring In The New Year

Published by misesmedia Vintage Rothbard to Ring In The New Year     A vintage Rothbard speech that touches on twin themes appropriate to January 1st: reflecting on the past while looking to the future. Filmed on the Stanford University campus at the second Mises University, Rothbard contemplates the future of liberty and Austrian economics […]


The IMF and Austrian Theory

Source: http://mises.ca By James E. Miller    The IMF and Austrian Theory   Back in the early 1960s, financial journalist Henry Hazlitt warned against efforts to create an international system to help facilitate the smooth transfer of currencies. Representatives from the world’s leading governments were attempting to increase liquidity in global markets. They wanted to […]

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Ron Paul and Mark Spitznagel Talk Freedom, Farming, and the Fed

Ron Paul and Mark Spitznagel Talk Freedom, Farming, and the Fed

Source: https://mises.org By Ron Paul Ron Paul and Mark Spitznagel Talk Freedom, Farming, and the Fed   Ron Paul and Mark Spitznagel share a passion for non-interventionism, free markets, and Austrian economics. Congressman Paul served many years as a US Representative from Texas, spanning 1976 to 2013, and was a Republican presidential candidate in 2008 […]


Gold, Silver, and the Future of the Dollar

Source: https://mises.org By Mark Thornton Gold, Silver, and the Future of the Dollar   This transcript is adapted from an interview with Mark Thornton and David Morgan at The Morgan Report. Mark Thornton is available for media interviews. Contact him here. David Morgan: Could you give us your personal assessment on the current economic landscape? […]

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So Much Wrong About Inflation

Source: http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com By Bionic Mosquito   So Much Wrong About Inflation   Austrians are more and more noticed in the mainstream. You don’t get much more mainstream than Paul Krugman; he has written a short blog post (HT EPJ) critical of Austrians and their supposedly creative use of the term “inflation.” Referencing a Noah Smith […]


The Junk Science of Modern Macro-Economics

Source: http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com By Bionic Mosquito   The Junk Science of Modern Macro-Economics   John Mauldin has published another almost-there Thoughts from the Frontline: GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History. I say “almost-there,” because like many of Mauldin’s pieces, he gets almost-there – almost to the truth about economics and economists – without going all the […]

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Investors and Austrian Economics

  Source: https://mises.org By Robert Blumen Investors and Austrian Economics   Robert Blumen, a software engineer with a background in financial applications, recently spoke with the Mises Institute about the Austrian School’s growing influence among investors. Mises Institute: In recent years, we’ve seen more and more Austrian-tinged economic analysis coming from investors like Mark Spitznagel […]


Why the Mainstream Fails to Understand Recessions

  Source: http://mises.org By Hal Snarr Why the Mainstream Fails to Understand Recessions   In a 2010 Bloomberg Television interview, Alan Greenspan said, “The general notion the Fed was propagator of the bubble by monetary policy does not hold up to the evidence. … Everybody missed it — academia, the Federal Reserve, all regulators.” Everybody […]

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