Category Archive: 6b) Austrian Economics

There Ain’t No Success like Failure

Like me you are probably looking over photos of supposed Trump supporters breaching the ramparts and storming the Capitol yesterday. That is if you can find them. To “protect” us from viewing these incredibly “disturbing” scenes, Twitter has helpfully announced that it will severely restrict their distribution across its network.

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The Capitol Riot Wasn’t a Coup. It Wasn’t Even Close.

On Wednesday, a mob apparently composed of Trump supporters forced its way past US Capitol security guards and briefly moved unrestrained through much of the capitol building. They displayed virtually no organization and no clear goals.

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Why the 2020s Won’t Be like the Roaring 20s

The 1920s featured political détente, debt liquidations by prior consumer price inflation, an introductory stalling of monetary inflation, a German economic miracle, and a broad-based technological revolution. The 2020s have none of these. Original Article: "Why the 2020s Won't Be like the Roaring 20s" This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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Hayek, Friedman, Buchanan: The Villains of “Neoliberalism”

Wendy Brown, a well-known political theorist who teaches at UC Berkeley, does not like Friedrich Hayek very much. She in part blames him and others as well, including Milton Friedman and James Buchanan, for policies that have led to the bad state of the world in general and America in particular today.

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EU-Klimapolitik: Immer tiefer in die Planwirtschaft

Politik: Das ist – ein wenig überspitzt formuliert – die Installation falscher Systeme und die strategische Nutzung der sich hieraus ergebenden Irritationen sowie die taktische Beherrschung des hieraus resultierenden endlosen Reparaturbetriebs.

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2021: Welcome to Post-persuasion America

Mobilization and separation, not persuasion, is the way forward.

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Double Standards, Reparations, and War Crimes

Joan Wallach Scott, a historian who is a professor emerita at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, has come up with a most valuable insight. She is decidedly not “one of us,” but her insight makes her sound as if she might be.

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California Now Wants to Tax People Who Live in Other States, Too

California’s government has become infamous for abusing its citizens, from steep taxation to burdensome regulations to arbitrary covid impositions. But less noticed is how it is also trying to abuse other Americans as well.

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The Result of “Too Much Money”: Asset Price Inflation and Inequality

In the eyes of many, covid-19 has truly accelerated things. Tech aficionados have been rejoicing as virtual meetings, Zoom calls, and overall digitization within companies have seen a serious boost. At the same time, the corona crisis has intensified another contemporary development that people generally don’t really care about: today’s ongoing expansion of the money supply. Although monetary policy had been ultraexpansionary even well before the...

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2021: Predictions for the New Year

There's no reason to assume 2021 will bring a reversal of 2020's trends. Many of the fights that began in 2020 are likely to intensify in the new year.  Be sure to follow Radio Rothbard at Mises.org/RadioRothbard.

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Fear of Collapse for Small Businesses

The coronavirus has dominated all of our lives in recent months. Radical paths were taken by politicians in the form of lockdowns to contain the pandemic. But we should recognize that even if the coronavirus is a (major) challenge for us, we always have to keep a holistic view of world events. Just as there are epidemiological factors to consider in this crisis, there are also economic, social, cultural, political and other health factors at play....

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“The real danger comes from massive state dependence” – Part II

INTERVIEW WITH H.S.H. PRINCE MICHAEL OF LIECHTENSTEIN – Part II of II Claudio Grass (CG): Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve witnessed extreme efforts to increase top-down control and to centralize power in ways that affect almost all aspects of a citizen’s life. Do you expect that this can all be reversed once the crisis is over, or has the Rubicon been crossed?  HSH Prince Michael of Liechtenstein (PM): I still hope, but I am...

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“The real danger comes from massive state dependence”

INTERVIEW WITH H.S.H. PRINCE MICHAEL OF LIECHTENSTEIN – Part I of II As we’re preparing to leave 2020 behind, a year that will most likely feature prominently in future history books, it is hard to look back on all that has happened without a sense of apprehension and uncertainty over what lies ahead. A lot has changed, economically, socially and politically, and those changes and challenges are unlikely to subside in the year to come....

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A Future Hunger Pandemic

The coronavirus has dominated all of our lives in recent months. Radical paths were taken by politicians in the form of lockdowns to contain the pandemic. But we should recognize that even if the coronavirus is a (major) challenge for us, we always have to keep a holistic view of world events.

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The Problem with Mandatory “Socially Responsible Investing”

The term environmental social governance (ESG) investing is relatively new. As described in Forbes, [An] approach that is slowly on the rise is ESG activism, where an activist fund will take a position in the security of a company with the aim of campaigning to make its business better in terms of governance, less environmentally unfriendly and more socially responsible.

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Die Google-Präsidentschaftswahl

“Sei nicht böse” ist zwar nicht mehr länger Google’s offizielles Unternehmensmotto, aber es verbleibt Bestandteil des letzten Satzes in seinem Verhaltenskodex. Unter ‘nichts Böses machen’ versteht Google nach wie vor, dass «alles [was es tut] in Verbindung mit [seiner] Arbeit … an den höchstmöglichen Standards des ethischen Geschäftsverhaltens gemessen wird und werden sollte.»

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Why the Marketplace Is Not a Zero-Sum Game

Twenty-twenty marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of a book that has had an expanding influence on the public conversation about market competition. Robert Frank and Philip Cook’s 1995 The Winner-Take-All Society argued that there are an increasing number of markets in which small differences in performance give rise to enormous differences in rewards.

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How Austrian Is Your Business? Continuous Value Perception Monitoring Is One Measure.

With the development of the Austrian Business Paradigm and the Austrian Business Model, and tools such as the "Value Learning Process," businesses of all kinds can utilize the deep insights of Austrian economics to further enhance how they facilitate value for their customers.

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Rich Millennials Plot the End of Civilization

The New York Times managed to find some young people whose silver spoons provide a sour taste in their mouths. To hear them talk, their good fortune is making them sick. 

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Pelosi’s “Mandate”: What “Consent of the Governed” Really Means

The 2020 election failed to live up to the projections of many pollsters and Democratic strategists. The predicted landslide failed to materialize, and the Democrats lost seats in the House. This means in 2022 the Democrats will be defending a razor-thin majority in the House—a majority they’re almost certain to lose in a mid-term election if Biden is the final victor.

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