Monthly Archives: August 2009

10 Books For A Freshman Seminar In Economics

Here is Greg Mankiw’s list.  Here is Arnold Kling’s list.   And here is my list: The Rise of the Western World by Douglass North & Robert Paul Thomas Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy The Ascent of Money Niall Ferguson Discovery, … Continue reading

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_Human Action_ and The Mises-Hayek Revolution In Economic Science

An appreciation from Israel Kirzner: .. if the immediate post-World War II scene appeared so wholly inhospitable to a distinctive Austrian economics, both Mises and Hayek were in fact working, independently but along parallel paths, toward a revolutionary reinterpretation of … Continue reading

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Rose Friedman Has Died

The Friedman Foundation announced her death this afternoon. Rose Friedman was the co-author with her husband of several of the most important books on economics and human liberty ever written, including Free to Choose and Capitalism and Freedom. Free to … Continue reading

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call for papers: Hayek in Mind — Hayek’s Philosophical Psychology

CALL FOR PAPERS Hayek in Mind: Hayek’s Philosophical Psychology Leslie Marsh, Volume Editor Advances in Austrian Economics Hayek’s philosophical psychology as set out in his The Sensory Order (1952) has, for the most part, been a neglected work. Social theory, Hayek’s traditional disciplinary … Continue reading

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Barack Obama Has America Turning to Hayek

Since the beginning of the Obama administration, thousands of Americans have picked up copy of F. A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom and are reading it for the first time  — or they’re digging out a dusty old copy and … Continue reading

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The Queen Wants To Know Why Economics Failed

Hayekian economists provide the short answer here and here.

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