Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Credit / Real Estate Cycle

Fred Foldvary: Recent research by economists Moritz Schularick and Alan M. Taylor have confirmed the theory that economic booms are fueled by an excessive growth of credit. They have written a paper titled “Credit Booms Gone Bust: Monetary Policy, Leverage … Continue reading

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The Making of an Ex-Democrat

Journalist / blogger Stacy McCain fields a few questions.  This part caught our attention: Q. Mr. McCain, how would you describe your political foundations, such as your economic, social and national defense leanings? A. To begin with, I’m an ex-Democrat. … Continue reading

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1,000,000 Views — Hayek vs Keynes Rap

Watch the video on YouTube and find other links here.

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Hayek’s Book List

The books that influenced Friedrich Hayek: 1.   (tie)  Carl Menger’s Principles of Economics.   HTML version here.  PDF version here. 1.  (tie)   Carl Menger’s Investigation into the Method of the Social Sciences.  PDF version here. 2.   Ernst Mach, … Continue reading

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#261 Among All Books Sold at Amazon

F. A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom is making another run on the Amazon bestseller list.

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Glenn Beck vs “Social Justice”

Friedrich Hayek’s famous attack on the political vision behind the concept of “social justice” has been taken up by Glenn Beck, on his Fox News broadcast.  Here’s a taste of Beck. More postings on Hayek and “Social Justice” here. UPDATE:  … Continue reading

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