Tag Archives: Austrian Economics

Cupcakes and Economics

This blog is supposed to be primarily about economics, with occasional detours into food and other topics.  Thanks to my New Years Resolution to stop eating bad hotel bar cheeseburgers and my new toy, it has veered heavily towards the … Continue reading

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Is the “Business Cycle” real?

For over a hundred years, economists of various schools have debated how to tame the “Business Cycle”; the periodic ups and downs of the economy which cause so much irrational exuberance when on the up-swing and so much misery when on … Continue reading

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If I were the Judge. How I would respond to Jon Stewart.

The sky is green Imagine that you are in conversation with an intelligent, articulate person who by all appearances is completely sane, yet insists that the sky is green. You might try to convince him that the sky is blue … Continue reading

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An Austrian Economist Around the Campfire

I live in the wonkiest city, with the wonkiest people, in the world.  We’re so wonky that when a group of us took our sons camping and rafting last weekend, the evening conversation naturally turned to the Republican primary, then … Continue reading

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