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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Great Austrian works of the twentieth century
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ
Many of the themes that characterize Austrian economics since its revival in the mid-1970s emerged from these essays.
We owe a debt to Ludwig von Mises.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ
Human Action remains one of the great achievements in the social sciences and perhaps the single most important economic treatise of the twentieth century.
Avoid the GDP distraction.
SEPTEMBER 06, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ
As the debate over the stimulus continues into November, classical liberals should be aware of the essential issues.
Private firms or government agencies?
AUGUST 30, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ
The private sector can move supplies quickly to where they need to be because it can effectively use local and decentralized knowledge.