Monthly Archives: September 2010

The historic 2005 Hayek-in-Asia conference

Nonoy Oplas: Around late September 2005, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) sponsored the historic “The Constitution of Liberty in Asia” roundtable discussion (RTD) in Phuket, Thailand. For one day, around 20 of … Continue reading

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Richard Epstein see sharp decline for the American economy

The most respected authority on economic regulation in America sees a nation headed for increasingly steep decline.  Listen here. On the list of  the most intelligent people in America, Richard Epstein ranks right at the top.  This is sobering stuff.

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Adrian & Shin on banking, balance sheets & interest rates

Bringing banking and financial institutions back into the money / macro picture. Here, here and here. Hayek’s account, of course, begins with banks and financial institutions, and presumes a central role for these institutions in the yo-yoing of money, leverage, … Continue reading

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Constitution Day — Five Reads

1.  Mark Levin, Men in Black.  A great read surveying the evolution and subversion of the American Constitution. 2.  F. A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty.  A marvelous survey of the ideas embedded in the American Constitution. 3.  Christopher Wolfe, … Continue reading

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Don’t try this in Grad School

Arnold Kling’s suggestions for developing a non-pathological science of macroeconomics.

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How pseudo-science wrecked Wall Street — Nassim Taleb’s testimony before the House of Representatives

The pseudo-science of “measured risk” — Nassim Taleb’s testimony before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Sept. 9, 2009. As I’ve said before.  Blame the economists.

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