Steven Horwitz

sghorwitz@stlawu.edu

Contributing editor and Freeman Online columnist Steven Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University and the author of Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective, now in paperback.

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Thomas Piketty’s Literary Offenses

Literature can inform economics, but not if it’s used carelessly

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE, STEVEN HORWITZ

Literature can provide excellent data about how people felt about economic data; it's not economic data in its own right, though.

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Liberty: Come Play on the Lawn

We all have to be good stewards of liberty’s intellectual commons

JUNE 23, 2014 by STEVEN HORWITZ

Older libertarians might be tempted to ostracize younger ones for trivializing our movement. Younger libertarians might be tempted to bypass rigor and quality. But the movement belongs to all of us.

The Calling

New Year’s Resolutions for Politicians

And one for us all.

JANUARY 01, 2014 by STEVEN HORWITZ

Recognizing that self-restraint is rarely a strength of politicians, we want to offer some help. Here are three New Year's resolutions for politicians.

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Is Being Less Productive Good for Humanity?

OCTOBER 17, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ

Economists know that just making more stuff isn't the same as productivity--it has to be stuff people want, at prices they're willing to pay. The nation's most famous newspaper doesn't seem to get this, so Steven Horwitz delivers a lesson in basic economics.

The Calling

On Competition and Entrepreneurship

The third pillar of the Austrian revival.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ

If Austrian economics, and classical liberalism more generally, are to win minds and hearts in the world of ideas, it will be by doing as Israel Kirzner does.

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Money and Inflation

JULY 16, 2013 by STEVEN HORWITZ

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The Costs of Inflation

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ

Dr. Steve Horwitz explains the cause and costs of inflation.

Dr. Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He is the author of two books, Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000) and Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992).

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Regulation and Intervention

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ

Should governments regulate and intervene to correct "market failures?"

Steve Horwitz explains the dynamics of interventionism and the issues with regulating and intervening in the free market.

"What regulation and intervention do is prevent markets from discovering new ways of solving existing problems and new ways of solving new problems. When regulation erects barriers to entry or other kinds of limits on market behavior, it cuts short this discovery process, and that leads to inefficiency and waste of resources."

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What Austrian Economics IS and What Austrian Economics Is NOT

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ

Steve Horwitz, Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University, explains what Austrian Economics is and what Austrian Economics is not, clearing up some common misconceptions.

This video is based on Steve's essay by the same name:
http://www.coordinationproblem.org/2010/11/what-austrian-economics-is-and-wha...

To learn more about Austrian Economics, visit http://www.fee.org

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The House That Uncle Sam Built

The Untold Story of the Great Recession of 2008

DECEMBER 01, 2009 by STEVEN HORWITZ

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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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