David Rose argues that trust is a prerequisite of economic growth
MARCH 07, 2014 by GARY CHARTIER
Trade thrives on trust between strangers. A society without strong, internalized preferences for being trustworthy is unlikely to be a wealthy one.
JANUARY 31, 2014 by JENNA ROBINSON
Blogger Denise Minger might not have heard of public choice theory, but she applies it without remorse to America's dietary-industrial complex in her book, Death by Food Pyramid.
A patchwork of U.S. housing policies caused a bunch of little bubbles
NOVEMBER 22, 2013 by GARY M. GALLES
Randal O'Toole investigates the housing boom and bust, and comes up with some things you don't hear about in mainstream accounts.
OCTOBER 03, 2013 by ROBERT BATEMARCO
David Stockman's survey of the slow death of American capitalism seems to have an Austrian heart. The long, sad story should cast permanent doubt on the credibility of government pronouncements--especially when it comes to preventing "the next Great Depression."
The most growth happened where the State had the least power
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 by JANE S. SHAW
Ronald Coase's final work makes subtle points about institutional development while giving a blow-by-blow account of how, despite the State, China became capitalist.
AUGUST 27, 2013 by ROBERT BATEMARCO
Harry Veryser's synthesis of economic history and Austrian economic theory is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the last 200 years.
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order
AUGUST 22, 2013 by DOUGLAS FRENCH
Benn Steil's account of the people and personalities at the heart of the Bretton Woods conference makes for fascinating reading, even if you're not a history buff or economics geek.
Fate of the States: The New Geography of American Prosperity
JULY 15, 2013 by DOUGLAS FRENCH
Economic power followed the population to the coasts and the sand states during the boom. In the wake of the bust and interventions along the coasts, "flyover country" is becoming the source of America's economic growth.
The Power of Habeas Corpus in America
JUNE 07, 2013 by ALLEN MENDENHALL
Anthony Gregory's examination of habeas corpus traces its spotty record, explains how it can manage to produce power rather than restrict it, and puts Foucault to a novel use.