Anything Peaceful Bitcoin Truly "Disrupts" Argentina
The crypto-revolution will start with those who need it mostMax Borders Apr 30, 2015
Bitcoin is already undermining bad institutions in developing countries.
Freeman Article What Economic Elites Don’t Want You to Know about Crashes
A 1921 event will change your understanding of depressionsDouglas French Feb 5, 2015
Jim Grant chronicles how the market works marvels if left alone.
Resources Economics in One Lesson (full text)
The fastest and best way to discover economic basicsHenry Hazlitt Sep 24, 2014
"No other modern book from which the intelligent layman can learn so much about the basic truths of economics in so short a time." ~ F.A. Hayek
Freeman Article The Newspeak of Paul Krugman
Destruction is creation.Steven Horwitz Sep 30, 2010
No critic of free-market economics can ever again accuse us of being irrational and immoral when it is Paul Krugman who says destruction creates wealth, and war is an acceptable second-best path to economic growth.
Freeman Article Cause, Effect, and the Current Depression
Sorting it out.William L. Anderson Aug 11, 2010
All too often people confuse cause and effect.
Freeman Article The Great Depression and World War IIArt Carden May 21, 2009
What about World War II? Did it end the Great Depression? More generally, is war good for the economy? I answer both in the negative and borrow here from Ludwig von Mises: “War prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or a plague brings.” As Higgs points out, because of the array of interventions in the wartime economy, war materiel was valued incorrectly and therefore the GDP data overstate economic conditions. Moreover, conscription and arms production gave a misleading employment picture
Freeman Article The Great Austrian Inflation
A Tale of Social Democratic Fiscal PolicyRichard Ebeling Apr 1, 2006
Wars always bring great destruction in their wake.