Freeman

The Economic Way of Thinking

Studying Real People

Teaching and learning economics has become detached from human beings

DECEMBER 17, 2013 by PETER BOETTKE

Economists need to apply their tools to real people in the real world. That doesn't mean tossing out statistics and modeling. It means including every other discipline with light to shed on people and our world.

Master Jugglers and Social Engineers

Good economics, bad economics, and our unprecedented debt

OCTOBER 22, 2013 by PETER BOETTKE

The United States is saddled with a staggering amount of debt. It's time to put aside bad economics and look at how to salvage our financial future.

The Mystery of the Mundane

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 by PETER BOETTKE

Economics is full of research, theories, and statistics. But it's really about learning to see the wonder surrounding us, in mundane things we often take for granted.

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November 2014

It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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