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Francois Hollande, Say’s Law & ABCT

Per Bylund on Twitter a few weeks back flagged some recent commentary by Professor Steven Kates on Say’s Law. I found Kates’ comments fascinating and I certainly think Say’s Law and its derivatives offers extremely fruitful analytical and theoretical opportunities … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship in early 18th century Cape Town

Dr. Gerald Groenewald of the University of Johannesburg has written an article on entrepreneurship in early eighteenth century Dutch Cape Town. I’ve only skimmed the article, but what caught my eye was Groenewald’s references to Austrian economists, including Mises and … Continue reading

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Demographic Delusion

Michael Power, a strategist at Investec Asset Management and long-time inflation dove has penned a piece in the Business Day online titled, Demographics determine bipolar inflationary trends.  Power has for years advocated for higher price inflation in South Africa, which … Continue reading

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Mises “severely criticized even by bourgeois economists”

Many of Mises’s propositions are severely criticized even by bourgeois economists. Continue reading

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From 237 years ago: an explanation of interventionism

[Government] was making useless attempts to settle the disorders. Its first regulations had produced them: its last regulations were bound to perpetuate them, or even to make them grow more. Continue reading

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Timeline of the History of Economic Thought

I’ve been playing around with online timeline visualisations recently as well as reading Rothbard’s Austrian History of Economic Thought. I think they can be combined to form a lethal mix: an online interactive timeline of Rothbard’s History. I’ve almost covered … Continue reading

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Wat is Oostenrykse Ekonomie?

Die verhaal van die Oostenrykse skool begin in die vyftiende eeu, toe volgelinge van Sint Thomas Aquinas, wat aan die Universiteit van Salamanca in Spanje geskryf en onderrig gegee het, probeer het om die volle omvang van menslike handeling en maatskaplike struktuur te verklaar. Continue reading

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Die ironiese ondergang van die Franse Liberale Skool

Die paradigmaskuif wat die einde van Franse Liberale Skool meegebring het, was die gevolg van hul eie intervensionistiese hulpbronhertoedeling, waarmee voorstanders van ‘n ander paradigma die oorhand gekry het – natuurlik anders as wat aanvanklik die bedoeling was. Continue reading

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