Nick Silver
15 September 2010

I suspect that I am less of a disciple of the Austrian School of economics than many readers and many of the other writers on this blog. However, a recent game of cards has changed my mind.
Eamonn Butler and Philip Booth
22 July 2010

Philip Booth interviews Eamonn Butler, author of Ludwig von Mises – A Primer.    
Andre Johnston Phijuntjitr
6 July 2010

It has become increasingly clear that interventionism played a significant role in precipitating the 2008 financial crisis. The Austrian School is more than capable of providing the...
Richard Wellings
12 June 2010
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●  Mark Littlewood discusses cutting public spending on BBC Newsnight (video).   ●  Philip Booth critiques the coalition’s plans on pensions.   ●  James...
Andre Johnston Phijuntjitr
9 June 2010

A trillion here, 500 billion there - it seems no amount is too much when the authorities want to fix a perforated economy. Keeping an economy on life support through extensive...
Anthony J. Evans
25 May 2010

Last month the FT’s Martin Wolf asked a simple question, “Does Austrian economics understand financial crises better than other schools of thought?” After admitting that neo-...
Malte Tobias Kähler
10 May 2010

The Austrian Business Cycle Theory (ABCT), developed largely by Ludwig von Mises and F. A. Hayek, predicted the present crisis and explained its causes in advance. Many commentators aware of...
Steven Kates
24 April 2010

There is a video doing the rounds at the moment under the name, the “Keynes-Hayek Rap”, although more formally titled, “Fear the Boom and Bust”. It has had a million hits...
Eamonn Butler
21 April 2010

Not enough people know the name of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973). I hope my new Primer for the IEA will help change that. Mises brought new life and insights into the Austrian School of economics,...
Richard Wellings
10 March 2010
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In this extract of an interview with John O’Sullivan, F. A. Hayek discusses the Great Depression and the influence of John Maynard Keynes. Professor Hayek explains that he spent a year...
Terry Arthur
12 October 2009

One of the strangest things about this recession is surely the shameless neglect of unemployment figures by the politicos, anxious to tell us that the worst is over. (I am no Cameron fan but at...
G. R. Steele
30 September 2009

A comment from a Woman’s Own interview in 1987 is often repeated, but rarely in context:  ”There is no such thing as society”. Its relevance was made explicit with the...
Philip Booth
27 August 2009

This little gem recently came to my attention:    The Pythagorean Theorem has 24 words. The ten commandments (English version) contain 138 words. US regulations about cabbages...