Monthly Archives: March 2009

property: Hernando de Soto on Derivatives & The Function of Publicly Available Property Documentation

One of the great economists of our time, Hernando de Soto, explains how markets and capitalism depend on public documentation, and how the publicly undocumented derivatives industry has thrown sand in the global system of capitalism: If you think about … Continue reading

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oral history: The 1978 UCLA Interviews With Friedrich Hayek

If you want to understand who Friedrich Hayek is and what his life was all about, you can’t do better than read the transcripts of the 1978 interviews with Friedrich Hayek conducted by Earlene Craver, Axel Leijonhufvud, Leo Rosten, Jack … Continue reading

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book: Mark Levin’s “Liberty and Tyranny” drops Tuesday

What promises to be an American “Road to Serfdom” for our time, Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto ships Tuesday. Reserve your copy here. Levin is the author of Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying … Continue reading

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articles: Recent Papers on Friedrich Hayek

From the files of the SSRN library — all papers are in pdf format: Bruce Caldwell:  “Hayek & Keynes” Ross Emmett, “Discussion and the Evolution of Institutions in a Liberal Democracy: Frank Knight Joins the Debate” Marco Lamieri & Enrico … Continue reading

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hayek v keynes: Don Boudreaux Has Been Re-Reading his Hayek & Keynes

The chairman of the George Mason Econ department has gone back to re-read the classic works of Hayek and Keynes from the 30s and 40s, and reflection on the writings of the two top economists of the last 100 years … Continue reading

Posted in Boom & Bust, Capital Theory, Keynes, Relative Prices | 2 Comments

Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom – #490 at Amazon

Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom is currently #490 on the Amazon bestsellers list.  It’s been floating in the 300 – 600 range for months now.

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