James C. W. Ahiakpor


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The Economics of the Corn Dog: Correcting a Misattribution to Adam Smith

MARCH 26, 2014 by JAMES C. W. AHIAKPOR

Adam Smith used labor as a measure of value rather than value's determinant. Karl Marx also did not use the quantity of labor employed in production as the determinant of market prices.

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Keynes's Ghost

JUNE 09, 2009 by JAMES C. W. AHIAKPOR

The multiplier argument is founded on two key assumptions that turn out to be false. First is the notion that savings are not spent but rather are withdrawn from the expenditure stream. The multiplier's second incorrect premise is that government expenditures are "autonomous"; that is, government spending does not depend on current income.

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Israel Kirzner on Supply and Demand

Must We Assume Perfect Competition and Perfect Knowledge?

JULY 01, 2000 by JAMES C. W. AHIAKPOR

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Why Economists Need to Speak the Language of the Marketplace

Keynes' Modern-Day Followers Continue with His Distortions of Language

DECEMBER 01, 1995 by JAMES C. W. AHIAKPOR

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Some International Neglect Would Be Good for Africa

Foreign Aid Has Unintended Consequences

AUGUST 01, 1994 by JAMES C. W. AHIAKPOR

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Around the world, people are struggling to throw off authoritarianism, with deeply mixed results. From Egypt to Venezuela, determined people build networks to overthrow their regimes, but as yet we have not learned to live without Leviathan. In this issue, Michael Malice and Gary Dudney discuss their glimpses inside totalitarian regimes, while Sarah Skwire and Michael Nolan look at how totalitarian regimes grind down the individual--and how individuals fight back. Plus, Jeffrey Tucker identifies a strain in libertarianism that, left unchecked, could reduce even our vibrant movement to something that is analogous to the grim aesthetic of architectural brutalism. The struggle for our lives and freedom is a struggle for beauty; it begins inside each of us.
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