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Tag: Ludwig von Mises
  • Profit: beyond the carrot-and-stick

    When Raphie called in to Freedomain Radio to argue for an end to the market economy, he didn’t do so as a sociology student whose only exposure to economics came from a required reading by Marx.   Instead, at the time he called, Raphie had been a Canadian businessman with 21 years of experience running …

  • Getting Around Not Being Chartered

    If your campus is anything like mine, the administration is incredibly stingy with resources and inflexible in its policy towards chartering student organizations.  Simply starting a student organization requires having all paperwork, including officer roles and faculty adviser, completed and submitted the July before the new school year.  Even if paperwork is properly completed and …

  • The Myth of The Zero-Sum Pie Game

    The zero-sum game theory, otherwise known in layperson’s parlance as the fixed pie quotient, in economics suggest that in order for one person to succeed in wealth another must decline in wealth; in other words, zero-sum game proponents suggest that there is an inverse corollary between the capital and prosperity of the one percent, those …

  • Pipes Destroys Statist “History”

    Richard Pipes’ eighty-four page book Three “Whys” of the Russian Revolution — based on a series of lectures delivered at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna in 1995 — is a controversial work that reveals much about the early years of the Soviet Union, disproving a number of popular statist notions of Soviet history.  The book …

  • Hello!

    I’m new to YAL, so I thought I’d give you a little bio before I launch into my intended subject. I’m a homeschool graduate who loves economics, history, literature, music, and politics. I am not attending a college but studying on my own at home over the internet. Through Ron Paul’s 2008 run for president …

  • New Hayek Interview

    As Jeff Tucker over at the Mises Institute mentions, here is a new Hayek interview which includes discussion of Mises and Keynes and — like all of Hayek’s interviews — is thoroughly interesting throughout.

  • Tribute to Mises

  • Liberty and Economics

    From the Ludwig von Mises Institute:

  • Austrian Economics: A Safe Bet if There Ever Was One

    The  court economists  of the state ridicule genuine free-market economists as cranks and ideologues, throughly discredited by the current economics crisis. However, if these Keynesians and phony capitalists would step away from the ideological homogenity of the establishment bubble for a second, they would find that those economists whose methodologies most stringently uphold individualism and radical capitalism alone predicted the …

  • Happy 128th Birthday Ludwig Von Mises!

    Economics deals with society’s fundamental problems; it concerns everyone and belongs to all. It is the main and proper study of every citizen. — Ludwig Von Mises One of the most notable economists and social philosophers of the twentieth century, Ludwig von Mises, in the course of a long and highly productive life, developed an …