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Wages and Capital

Capital and Interest Theory

05/20/2016Online Texts
An examination of the Wages Fund Doctrine.

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Review of Finance Behind the Veil of Money: An Essay on the Economics of Capital, Interest, and the Financial Market by Eduard Braun

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

03/22/2016Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The reader should trudge his way through this book for two reasons. First is the explanation for why the purchasing power of money must be defined in terms of consumers’ goods prices, not capital goods. Second, and more importantly, Braun resurrects the subsistence fund doctrine, an integral...

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The Austrian Business Cycle Theory: A Defense of Its General Validity

Business CyclesCapital and Interest TheoryInterventionism

03/22/2016Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The paper aims to defend the general validity of the ABCT against the assumption that the theory does not hold if entrepreneurs are able to anticipate correctly the inflationary effects of a fiduciary credit expansion.

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Malinvestments and Interest Rates

The FedU.S. EconomyCapital and Interest Theory

01/21/2016Audio/Video
Mark Thornton is interviewed on the RT program, "Boom Bust". He discusses malinvestments stimulated by artificially lowered interest rates...

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Crisis and Leviathan

Big GovernmentWorld HistoryCapital and Interest TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

01/11/2016Books
This seminal treatise in the history of ideas demonstrates what has come to be known as the Higgs thesis: that government grows in periods of crisis, for example, war and depression. He demonstrates this with a detailed look at twentieth century economic history.
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The Church and the Market

Media and CultureCapital and Interest TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

01/11/2016Books
Tom Woods shows that market economics is not contradicted by binding Catholic teaching but rather supported by it.
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The Week in Review: December 12, 2015

Booms and BustsCorporate WelfareThe FedTaxes and SpendingCalculation and KnowledgeCapital and Interest TheoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeologyValue and Exchange

12/12/2015Mises Wire
The world waits to see if next week is finally the week that the Fed announces its rate hike. Can the economy survive whatever small bump the Fed deals out? Perhaps, but that won’t change the inherent instability of our current monetary regime...

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Piketty Is Wrong: Markets Don’t Concentrate Wealth

Capital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurshipMonopoly and Competition

12/11/2015Mises Wire
Thomas Piketty is wrong. Markets do not concentrate wealth. They work to diffuse wealth and limit the power of any single enterprise. Meanwhile, many lose their fortunes as quickly as they gain them.

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The Interest Rate and the Length of Production: An Attempt at Reformulation

Capital and Interest TheoryProduction Theory

11/17/2015Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
This paper argues that it may be misleading to search for a direct causal effect of interest rates on the length of production because another, related factor affects it more directly. We name this factor intertemporal labor intensity ...

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