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Why Is the "Invisible Hand" in the Middle of Smith’s Works?

Coincidence or subtle statement?
MARCH 09, 2011

To think that Adam Smith, the renowned absent-minded professor, hid a little "invisible" secret in his tomes is indeed the ultimate irony.


Consumer Spending Drives the Economy?

SEPTEMBER 22, 2010


Vienna and Chicago: Friends or Foes? A Tale of Two Schools of Free-Market Economics

An Analysis of the Two Leading Free-Market Voices
JULY 13, 2010


Consumer Spending Doesn’t Drive the Economy

Investment does.
MAY 17, 2010

The truth is that consumer spending does not account for 70 percent of economic activity and is not the mainstay of the U. S. economy.


The Economics of Ecology: Angry Planet or Beautiful World?

Economics Has Provided Real Solutions to Pollution and Environmental Degredation
SEPTEMBER 01, 2002


The Four Sources of Happiness: Is Money One of Them?

Income and Satisfaction Are Related
AUGUST 01, 2002


A Painless Way to Triple Your Savings

How Individuals Can Solve Their Financial Problems without the Help of the State
JUNE 01, 2002


The Right to Be Left Alone

The Enjoyment of Financial and Personal Privacy Is Fundamental to a Free and Civil Society
MAY 01, 2002


Japan and the Macroeconomic Debate

Will Printing More Yen Cure Japan's Recession?
MARCH 01, 2002


Poverty and Wealth: India Versus Hong Kong

Can India Achieve Universal Opulence?
FEBRUARY 01, 2002


Leisure, The Basis of Culture

How Much Should We Work?
JANUARY 01, 2002


Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men Through Capitalism and Freedom!

Open Markets and Competition Bring Peace and Prosperity
DECEMBER 01, 2001


One Capitalist's Advice: Attract Attention!

The Spirit of Andrew Carnegie Lives at FEE
NOVEMBER 01, 2001


FEE's Goal: From Candlestick to Lighthouse

A Message from FEE's New President
OCTOBER 01, 2001


I Like Hayek

Who Better to Lead Economics into the 21st Century?
SEPTEMBER 01, 2001

Who should take the place of Keynes to lead economics into the 21st century? Should it be the economics of Friedman, Ludwig von Mises, Joseph Schumpeter, or F. A. Hayek? While all four have much to offer, I favor Hayek. I am not alone.


Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?

Socialist Interventionism Prevents Economic Prosperity
AUGUST 01, 2001


Where Are the Best Schools in Austrian Economics?

Where to Go for Libertarian-Friendly Higher Education
JULY 01, 2001

Here in the United States most colleges and universities have a goodly number of "neoclassical" economists with a free-market bent. (There are a number of "free market" colleges and universities in Latin America, Europe, and Asia, a topic I shall pursue in a future column.) The American schools include the University of Virginia; the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Florida State University; and the University of Chicago.


Pulling Down the Keynesian Cross

The Case for Complete Laissez Faire Is Still Raging in the Halls of Academia
JUNE 01, 2001

In his third and final volume on John Maynard Keynes, Robert Skidelsky comes to the shocking conclusion that the Keynesian revolution was temporary, that Keynes's General Theory was really only a "special" case, and that "free market liberalism" has ultimately triumphed. This is all the more amazing given that Lord Skidelsky has spent the past 20 years of his professional career studying Keynes and resides in Keynes's old estate, Tilton House. Few scholars would have the guts to repudiate the theory of the man they adore.

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