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Austrian Economics Research Conference – Call for Papers

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.

Austrian Economics Research Conference March 20-22, 2014 Mises Institute Auburn, AL USA The Austrian Economics Research Conference is the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School, bringing together leading scholars doing research in this vibrant and influential intellectual tradition. The

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“Human Action Versus Behaviourialism” Amanda Achtman

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.
“Human Action Versus Behaviourialism” Amanda Achtman

Amanda Achtman, University of Calgary: “Human Action versus Behaviourialism: Can Praxeology and Experimental Economics be Reconciled? Presented at the 2013 Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference session on Behavioral Economics in conjunction with the debut of Mises Canada’s Journal of Prices &

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A Rejoinder to LaSorsa: The Historical Intentions of Copyright

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 by posted in History, Intellectual Property, Law, Uncategorized.

Recently, Brian LaSorsa wrote an article for the Mises Daily titled, “Lawyers, Film, and Money: Copyrighting the First Movies.” It opens up with the statement, “Copyright originated hundreds of years ago as a legal and economic tool meant to protect

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How to end the “feedback loop” between sovereigns and banks

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.

Re: Today’s Open Europe news summary: On Monday 2 December, Open Europe will host an event entitled, “Greece after the ‘double crisis’ – Can the feedback loop between sovereigns and banks be broken and can the economy return to sustainable

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The Scholars Conference in Review

Sunday, November 10th, 2013 by posted in Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference, Uncategorized.

One week ago marked the close of the 2nd annual Toronto Austrian Scholar’s Conference. The momentum we built up last year kept going, and we had over 120 registered participants including 43 students. The event took place at the University

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More French Fury

Two years ago, the French government lost its precious AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s. Last week the agency cut the beleaguered nation’s credit rating again, this time from AA+ to AA. As recently as August, French President Francois


Externalities, good and bad

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 by posted in Economics, Environment, Law, Regulation, Uncategorized.

“Greenhouses set up next to carbon-dioxide emitting factories give food producers easy access to the gas their plants love…. Everyone on the planet eats food, so perhaps a tax should be imposed on every global citizen to remunerate the creators of carbon

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Ignore the Boogeyman of Falling Prices

Friday, November 8th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.

It was not so long ago that economists welcomed low and falling inflation as a sign that central bank policy was improving. At the helm of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker is often credited with saving America from its stagflationary


Reduce Poverty by Halting Quantitative Easing

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Uncategorized.

A new measure of the poverty rate in America puts the figure 3 million higher than the official count. It is estimated that 49.7 million, or 16 percent, of Americans can now be defined as living below the poverty level.

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The Use of Knowledge in Development

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by posted in Economics, Uncategorized.

Friedrich Hayek famously argued in his “The Use of Knowledge in Society” that the knowledge needed for economic advancement was fundamentally subjective, dispersed and tacit in nature. Hayek’s broad point was that these aspects made it impossible to centralize all

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Eric Sprott Joins Mises Canada Advisory Board

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.

The Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada is honoured and excited to announce that Eric Sprott has joined our newly formed Advisory Board. Mr. Sprott, the Chief Executive Officer, and Senior Portfolio Manager of Sprott Asset Management LP and Chairman


Ethics of Euthanasia in Quebec

Monday, October 28th, 2013 by posted in Lifestyle, Philosophy, Politics, Uncategorized.
Holding Hands with Elderly Patient

There is a great debate occurring in Quebec over the ethics of assisted suicide. At least that’s what the press is calling it. Typically when a publication like The Globe and Mail discusses controversial subjects being tackled by politicians, the


Shadow Lending Hides the Fed’s Distortions

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.
pawn shop

Central banks have made the world a strange place. After all, interest rates are supposed to provide signals to the marketplace.  In a free market interest rates allocate capital. The natural rate, so named by Knut Wicksell,  “reflects the underlying

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And Then There’s You

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by posted in History, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Uncategorized.
atlas teaser

When you’re a kid, you pretty much take for granted that the world is a coherent place, filled with rational individuals who know what they’re doing. Why not think the opposite you might ask? I mean, whenever you meet new


Is the Spanish Recovery on Siesta?

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.

With unemployment at 26%, and nearly one-half of youths without a job, Spain’s crisis is amongst the worst in the world. The country’s recession has recently “officially” ended, as the change in real output has just turned positive for the

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Reception for the Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference!

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 by posted in Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference, Uncategorized.

Come kick off the Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference at the Pauper’s Pub on the night before the big event! Meet the scholars and other participants in a cozy and casual atmosphere. Have a pint, maybe indulge a burger, and consume

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The Market is About to Break Bad

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.

Robert Prechter of Elliott Wave fame has a piece in this month’s issue of The Socionomist discussing the recently completed TV show ‘Breaking Bad’ and what it means in the context of social mood and markets. Prechter points out a number


The 2013 Economics Nobel Winners in their Own Words

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.
Photos of the 2013 Nobel Prize laureates in Economic Sciences Fama, Hansen and Shiller are displayed during a news conference in Stockholm

It’s that time of year again: when Austrians spontaneously organize to collectively commit to disparaging the work and reputations of highly esteemed professional economists. For a sampling of what others have had to say, see here and here. This is my


Come Join Us at the Second Annual Liberty Now! Conference!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.

Our inaugural Liberty Now! event last year was a great success, with many interesting ideas, presentations, and workshops. Not to mention the crowd of well over 100 people! This year’s (on Saturday, October 26th) event looks like it’s going to

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Call for Papers: 2013 Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.

Call for Papers: 2013 Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference Toronto, Canada November 1-2 (Friday – Saturday) The annual Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference (TASC) of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada will be held at the University of Toronto. TASC seeks

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