Austrian Addiction

Dan D'Amico on proportionate punishment, free market prisons, criminal justice, Austrian economics and much more.
de Soto book review
My book review of Jesus Huerta de Soto's The Austrian school: Market order and entrepreneurial creativity, forthcoming in the Review of Austrian Economics has been posted online at Springer. Read More...
The Prison in Economics
My forthcoming paper in Public Choice has been posted online at Springer . Read More...
I hated dead poet's society...
Adam Martin's great post at Aid Watch reminded me of Richard Bell's work . I remember he mentioned something akin to the following: on the American frontier people were against young women reading current literature, for fear that they would be...
I hated dead poet's society...
Adam Martin's great post at Aid Watch reminded me of Richard Bell's work . I remember he mentioned something akin to the following: on the American frontier people were against young women reading current literature, for fear that they would be...
Neuro Hayekianism got you feeling neurotic?
Barkley Rosser summarizes the exchange forthcoming in Advances in Austrian Economics over at e conospeak. Read More...
Presentations on Crime and Punishment
David Garland on Capital Punishment. and Steven Pinker on Violence: HT Art Carden at Division of Labor Read More...
Music links
The soundtrack against public schooling seems to be growing in size and quality Read More...
What would Russ Roberts say?
This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on...
Pete asked about Seasteading.
And my response : I don't think secession type movements can sustain on ideology alone. So I'll ignore it momentarily. My first impression is that Tiebout competition would drive "good" results. Regardless of whether the heads of such...
Fox News Story - a clarification
Anyone who has done an interview for television media knows that even though they roll tape and take up your time for up to a half hour, the vast majority of material winds up on the cutting room floor. While I think the points I make in this interview...
Understanding Poverty: Social Networks at the Bottom
Caplan's got an interesting post summarizing Portfolio - a book I haven't read. Bryan's most interesting comment about the book: Yes, the world's poor are striving to better their lot. But what they really need isn't small-scale entrepreneurship...
Caplan on culture
A great post on modernity: The total volume is so massive we couldn't consume that top 10% if we tried with all our might... Friedman's problem is that he ignores the countervailing effects of population and wealth. Lots of creative people serving...
Environmental end of days
Art Carden at Division of Labor has a great post today on the widespread acceptance of inevitable environmental catastrophe. a public school teacher in our congregation had been encouraged by the School Board to highlight the "fact" that overpopulation...
A partial answer to my Caplan question but not from Bryan
A while back I posted this question about the political implications of people who believe in an "end of days scenario." Today I found this interesting post at Offsetting Behavior. CHRISTOPHER CROWE, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Abstract...
Write up from last nights news appearance
Just a small quote, but the video is up this time. Read More...
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