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Monthly Archives: October 2012
The Ludwig von Mises Institute has been “advancing Austrian economics, liberty and peace” for thirty years now. Their work and inspiration have led to the creation of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in South Africa. At the 30th Anniversary Supporters’ … Continue reading
I read an article with this headline today and my first thought was, ‘That is rubbish! We have some fantastic education facilities that are producing learners that can compete with any in the world.’ Admittedly they are all private and … Continue reading
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt Admittedly if I had to choose between Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt and a Ferrari, I would pick the car. I’m not stupid. That said, Rand for Rand you cannot give a better … Continue reading
Have you ever stared at your Facebook home feed and thought: “O my, why isn’t there anything interesting here?” Well, like the page I bet Ludwig von Mises can get more fans than John Maynard Keynes, and lighten up your … Continue reading
Vanjaar is onderwys (breedweg) sowat R2 mijard (R2 billion)* R200miljard (R200billion) toegeken uit ‘n rekord R1biljoen (R1trillion) staatsbegroting – ‘n vyfde. Een van die redes waarom onderwys in ‘n krisis (volgens verskeie kenners, Google dit maar) verkeer, is iewers in … Continue reading
In light of a number of recent (rather long) posts on Austrian methodology I thought this Wikipedia entry was pretty interesting. Methodenstreit, in intellectual history beyond German-language discourse, was an economics controversy carried on for about a decade around 1890, … Continue reading
The cobra effect. The Cobra Effect got its name during British colonial rule of India when the British were trying to figure out a way to reduce the number of venomous cobras in the region. They decided to put a … Continue reading