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The Anatomy of Economic Advice, Part III

OCTOBER 01, 2006

In the first article of this trilogy we explored some of the ambiguities and difficulties that surround the very idea of "economic advice" based on economic science. In the second article we set forth some of the basic foundations of economic science (with special reference to what the science can teach us about what we called the "benign" character of the spontaneous market process).

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The Anatomy of Economic Advice, Part II

SEPTEMBER 01, 2006

How can positive science (consisting entirely of "is" statements) be translated into "ought" statements within the framework of economic understanding? In the first part of this series we drew attention to some of the paradoxes surrounding economic advice.

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The Anatomy of Economic Advice, Part I

AUGUST 01, 2006

As is the case with virtually all branches of human knowledge, economic knowledge and understanding are valued not only (or even primarily) for their own sake, but for their usefulness in practical terms. The enormous sums expended each year on economic research and economic education certainly would not be forthcoming if it were not expected that such research and education could help promote wise policies leading to prosperity and economic well-being.

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The Open-Endedness of Knowledge

Ruminations on the Two Paradoxes of FEE
JUNE 01, 2003

If we appear uncompromising, this is because we are absolutely sure of this one thing that we know with certainty; that is, that human knowledge is open-ended and inescapably limited.

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A History of Economic Thought: The LSE Lectures

An Homage to an Open-Minded Thinker
JANUARY 01, 2002

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A Puzzle and Its Solution: Rejoinder to Professor Ahiakpor

The Mainstream Perfect Knowledge Model Has Important Uses
JULY 01, 2000

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Toward an Austrian Critique of Governmental Economic Policy

Regulation Interferes with the Spontaneous Market Process
APRIL 01, 2000

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The Irresistible Force of Market Competition

Austrian Economists Have a Different Understanding of Market Competition
MARCH 01, 2000

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Entrepreneurial Discovery and the Law of Supply and Demand

Market Clearing Lies at the Heart of the Law of Supply and Demand
FEBRUARY 01, 2000

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The Law of Supply and Demand

Austrian Economists Dislike Most Textbook Explanations of This Subject
JANUARY 01, 2000

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The Nature and Significance of Economic Education

Economists Should Pursue Their Science with Objectivity, Detachment, and Passion
OCTOBER 01, 1998

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Fifty Years of FEE; Fifty Years of Progress in Austrian Economics

FEE Deserves Recognition for the Status of Austrian Economics Today
MAY 01, 1996

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The Market, Competition and Democracy: A Critique of Neo-Austrian Economics

The Austrian School Is the Principal Intellectual Enemy of Marxism
JANUARY 01, 1994

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Book Review: Mises: An Annotated Bibliography: A Comprehensive Listing of Books and Articles by and About Ludwig von Mises Compiled by Bettina Bien Greaves and Robert W. McGee

An encyclopedic treasurehouse of materials and information regarding Mises
NOVEMBER 01, 1993

An encyclopedic treasurehouse of materials and information regarding Mises

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Liberalism and Limited Government

NOVEMBER 01, 1985

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The 1975 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics: Some Uncomfortable Reflections

APRIL 01, 1976

The problem of economic calculation still confounds socialist planners and some mathematicians.

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The Ugly Market: Why Capitalism Is Hated, Feared and Despised

DECEMBER 01, 1974

A scholarly analysis of the attitudes and premises underlying the criticisms of capitalism.

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