Malavika Nair

mnair@troy.edu

Malavika Nair is Assistant Professor of Economics in the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University, AL. She is also an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

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Free Money for Everyone

Radical entrepreneurship in Bitcoin makes it the exemplar

NOVEMBER 11, 2013 by MALAVIKA NAIR

The surge of entrepreneurship around Bitcoin includes solutions to asymmetrical information problems that might hold back its acceptance.

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Questioning Rothbard

Is fractional-reserve banking fraudulent?

SEPTEMBER 04, 2013 by MALAVIKA NAIR

Murray Rothbard famously argued that fractional-reserve banking is fraudulent. In a truly free market, this wouldn't necessarily be the case.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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