Tag: Ludwig von Mises
One More Time: World War II Did Not Bring Us Out of the Depression
I don’t listen to talk radio all that often, but appreciate all efforts from whatever quarter that get people rebelling against reckless government actions. As far as I can tell, there’s general talk radio consensus at this point that bailouts and stimulus packages don’t help the economy. But a huge hole remains—the perennial myth...
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The MSM Rediscovers the Classics
The rediscovery of Keynes is one of the official storylines of the financial crisis and global recession. The problem is that Keynes was, in my judgment, a charlatan, a clever man obsessed with his own cleverness who never paid serious, thoughtful attention to economics (or any subject). You have to learn a little about...
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Economics: The Art and Science of Not Killing People With Your Good Intentions
Here’s a very interesting post (with a link to accompanying PowerPoint slides) by Justin Ross at The Perfect Substitute on a lecture he is giving. The lecture is provocatively titled “Why We Need Economics to Make Policy: An Introduction on How Not to Kill People.” The title is appropriate: being cavalier about the economic...
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