Meltdown by Thomas E. Who Predicted the Crash? Thornton coined the term to refer to the fear of deflation. Advanced Texts in Austrian Economics. This version also contains the book Power and Market , which had originally been intended as the concluding section of Man, Economy, and State but was released in as a separate title. The entire text is also available online here. A study guide is available for purchase and online.
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I recommend reading Man, Economy, and State first, though some disagree with me. Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles. A sweeping and historic contribution to the literature of the Austrian School, showing how monetary freedom avoids the disadvantages of fiat money, including inflation, business cycles, and financial bubbles.
Foreign Aid and Development Economics.
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These critiques of development aid are not specifically Austrian, but may be of use to those interested in Austrian economics. Additional Readings in Austrian Economics. This course with Professor Joseph Salerno of Pace University, courtesy of the Ludwig von Mises Institute , is available in both video and mp3 audio at the links below. Recommended supplemental reading follows each lecture. Percy L. Greaves, Jr. Shapiro, Foundations of the Market-Price System , pp.
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Henry N. These names are so synonymous with the philosophy that most circles place them on a very high pedestal. It is this prestige of these economists that truly distinguishes the libertarian movement from other political groups, and it creates a group of individuals who, in general, have a firm grasp of basic economics. However, the US liberty movement tends to only remain within this school of economic thought and not explore the larger curriculum of economic philosophy and history, which means that our arguments tend to be biased and inflexible in the face of opposition.
Though Kwak disagrees with Milton Friedman and alike economists, he offers a quality insight on placing a set of economic views as sacred and ignoring conflicting ideas. There are a plethora of economists who explain why free markets are preferable to government interference without aligning with the Austrian dogma, my favorites being those of George Mason University and Marginal Revolution. The faculty of these institutions all discuss the effects of regulation on the market but do not flat reject economic ideas that are empirical in nature or go against the free market ideology.
Despite this work, Caplan still believes that statist socialism is a poor economic system, and rejects state interference.
One of his colleagues, Tyler Cowen, follows a similar vein, and in his youth was considered to be the next big Austrian economist, however, he later abandoned his views and became a vocal critic of many Rothbardian and Misesian ideas. Again, despite this Cowen still argues for less government, freer markets, and for individuals to do more.
Reading John Maynard Keynes and those who follow his ideas can be infinitely beneficial to addressing their concerns and refuting more government spending.
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Likewise, reading anarchist socialist economists, like Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Benjamin Tucker, can potentially present socialist institutions that a libertarian could use to sway an authoritarian socialist towards the free market version. More importantly, Medaille asserts that both economists agreed that economics was a science and that questions of justice should be left out of economic calculations Keynes would haul equity questions back in through politics alone and the re-distribution of wealth.
The former operate on the basis of iron laws, such as the law of gravity, from which there is no escape e. The latter involve human relations and human volition, or choice.
Medaille suggests that economics—better labeled as political economy—lost its way under the influence of David Hume and Bernard de Mandeville. Roll these ideas together, Medaille implies, and you have the basic framework of much of modern economic theory. As his antidote, the author returns to the political economy of Aristotle and to the necessary place of justice in proper theory. This return to Aristotle also points to measures of justice. The author also resurrects the key insights of early 20th Century Distributists, notably Hilaire Belloc and G.
Chesterton, reframing them in contemporary terms. In each case, Medaille provides provocative elaborations of these basic premises behind the Call for a Property State. Hear, Hear!