Rothbard Graduate Seminar

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Binary Intervention: Taxation II

Taxes and SpendingAustrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

08/28/2008Audio/Video
Progressive, proportional and regressive taxes. Rothbard is relentlessly not in favor of taxes. The state robs both rich and poor.

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Monopoly and Competition

Austrian Economics OverviewMonopoly and Competition

08/28/2008Audio/Video
Walter Block met Rothbard in 1966. Here, Block tells a joke making the point that antitrust law is dead from the neck up. There is nothing wrong with a monopoly price. Whatever price the free market establishes will be the best price.

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Antimarket Ethics: A Praxeological Critique

Austrian Economics OverviewCapital and Interest TheoryPraxeology

08/28/2008Audio/Video
Praxeology - economics - provides no ultimate ethical judgments: it simply furnishes the indispensable data necessary to make such judgments. Common criticisms of the free market are refuted praxeologically in this chapter. Absolute equality is an impossible goal.

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Binary Intervention: Government Expenditures and the Business Cycle

Taxes and SpendingAustrian Economics OverviewBusiness CyclesInterventionism

08/28/2008Audio/Video
Main objection to the Austrian Business Cycle Theory is rational expectations - they can't prevent entrepreneurs from making use of loose credit because they would be left behind if they didn't...

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Production: Particular Factor Prices and Productive Incomes

Austrian Economics OverviewPrices

08/28/2008Audio/Video
The pricing, supplies, and incomes of particular factor prices - labor and land - and the effects of a changing economy upon them are discussed as Rothbard viewed them. The theory of rent is a highlight of this chapter. The Mengarian causal-realist tradition is integrated here.

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Triangular Intervention

Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

08/28/2008Audio/Video
Price controls, product controls, compulsory cartels, licenses, standards, tariffs, child labor laws, conscription, minimum wage laws, subsidies, penalties, anti-trust, conservation laws, patents, public utilities, eminent domain, and bribery are among the many triangular interventions by...

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The Supply of Money

Money and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewMoney and Banking

08/28/2008Audio/Video
How are money prices determined? The stock of the money commodity responds to demand and supply of the consumers and their preferences just as with any other good.

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Fundamentals of Intervention

Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

08/28/2008Audio/Video
Power & Market - this second section of Rothbard's book - shows the state was to be protector of the people and property, but the government is contradictory to that task. Government both taxes and demands a monopoly of defensive services within a geographical area...

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Economics and Public Policy

Austrian Economics OverviewFiscal TheoryPolitical Theory

08/28/2008Audio/Video
Free societies would have few economists - mainly educators. But, when government - or any other agency using violence - intervenes in the market, the usefulness of the economist expands. The problems become what the consequences of governmental acts will be.

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Money and Its Purchasing Power

Money and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewValue and Exchange

08/28/2008Audio/Video
This completes the study of money and of the effects of changes in monetary relations on the economic system. Like all commodities, money has its own supply and demand and price - purchasing power. Everyone deals in money.

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