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John P. Cochran

Works Published inMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsArticles of Interest

John P. Cochran (1949-2015) was emeritus dean of the Business School and emeritus professor of economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver and coauthor with Fred R. Glahe of The Hayek-Keynes Debate: Lessons for Current Business Cycle Research. He was also a senior fellow of the Mises Institute and served on the editorial board of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

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Why We Need Deflation and Higher Interest Rates

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

03/28/2015Mises Daily Articles
Once a recession sets in, markets can only repair themselves if prices — including wages — are allowed to fall where necessary. The resulting increases in real interest rates are the key to spurring new economic activity...

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What To Do While Waiting to End the Fed

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

02/25/2015Mises Daily Articles
The ideal reform is always the elimination of the Fed and other central banks. But given the fact that Austrians understand the monetary system better than others, it's important that Austrians also seek to limit the harm the Fed is doing through less-than-ideal reforms...

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Why the Government Hasn’t Yet Managed to Destroy the Economy

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsU.S. History

02/02/2015Mises Daily Articles
The government cripples the economy a little more each day, but thanks to the resilience of markets, we've avoided economic destruction. Nevertheless, we're still a lot poorer than we would have been without big government...

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Austrians and the Mainstream

Money and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

01/27/2015Mises Daily Articles
John Cochran discusses his career as an economist and how the academic world has changed for Austrians in recent decades.

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People Have More Money? Let’s Tax It!

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

01/19/2015Mises Daily Articles
The drop in gas prices has left households with a little extra money to spend. So naturally, the state thinks it's a great time to raise gas taxes. Otherwise, taxpayers would just waste that money on their families...

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