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ANYTHING PEACEFUL

What's Missing from this Picture?

JULY 06, 2010 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson wrote last week:

[T]he [economic] crisis has also battered the logic of all major theories: Keynesianism, monetarism and “rational expectations.” Economics has become the shaky science; its intellectual chaos provides context for today’s policy disputes at home and abroad.

Nowhere does he mention Austrian economics. Had he been familiar with it and what Austrian economists have been saying about the crisis, he couldn’t have titled his column “Economics: The shaky science.”

Consult our archive to see how Austrian economists have analyzed the crisis and proposed a way out. Here, here, here, and here are good places to start. Those are articles by Mario Rizzo, Gerald O’Driscoll, and Roger Garrison. Search also for articles by Steven Horwitz, Robert Murphy, and Chidem Kurdas.

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SHELDON RICHMAN

Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and TheFreemanOnline.org, and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families.

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