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  • Economic Fallacies of the Right

    1. Everything is linear. The idea that cutting the top tax rate from today's level, 35% ordinary income will produce the same result as a cut like Reagan's 70% to 28%. Many factors play into how well money moves through the economy. The only transactions that produce value directly are purchases...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Austen on Sat, Sep 29 2012
  • ABCT - Savings and investment

    A few years ago I got really interested in Austrian Economics. It all seems very logical to me. But I have a question about ABC-theory. I understand that in a free market, interest rates are a function of the amount of money people save. This is a good thing because saving is postponed consumption, people...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by JanC71 on Wed, Sep 26 2012
  • Can gov. increase capital per worker by commanding it?

    Perhaps it could or perhaps it couldn't since the revenues for enforcing such a law are techincally a type of consumption anyways. Also, how does savings grow an economy? For instance, imagine that output is one homogenous sum of things. A part of this thing is then saved. Later it is reapplied to...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by fakename on Wed, Jun 20 2012
  • Effect of Interest rates on investment

    Hi there, I have a question regarding the following: In the comment-section of a review of Skedelsky's 'Keynes, Return of the Master' on, some posted the following reply (not to me BTW): [Austrian theory] implies that these titans of business have the mentality of a two year old...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by JanC71 on Thu, Sep 1 2011
  • Thinking correctly about Bitcoin

    An essential feature of the standard attack against Bitcoin is to point to the price charts generated by a single Bitcoin exchange and then use that as definitive proof of Bitcoin's unsuitability for any purpose. The attack uses these single source charts to 'prove' that Bitcoin is a mania...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Irdial on Tue, Aug 30 2011
  • Re: Inflation, Austrian economics and investment

    Interesting...the 3rd thread about this in less than 4 days. Although there wasn't much useful response in those, I recommend checking those out . 1.) ditto with dave 2.) The best method of overall investing is, as Jim Rogers says, to be a contrarian. Or, in Buffett's words: "Be fearful...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by John James on Fri, Apr 29 2011
  • Foreign investment or neocolonialism?

    Hi Can anyone see a problem with what the article is describing? It is from the Economist magazine. I'm having a hard time finding an Austrian view on direct foreign investment related to agriculture, ie China buying up foreign farms to serve their domestic...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by AussieAustrianBlog on Sat, Mar 5 2011
  • Seeking investment advice

    Hello all, I am fairly new to the forum part of and have been wanting to start posting on here here it goes. I am in need of some investment advice. I do currently own some gold and silver, but I am wanting to get into some other investments as well; however, the question is...
    Posted to General (Forum) by sonofliberty75 on Thu, Mar 3 2011
  • Skidelsky on Keynes, savings and investment

    I just watched the following interview Econstories got Robert Skidelsky to do with them: I feel Skidelsky makes a useful point at 7:47, relaying a skepticism Keynes had about the connection between savings and interest rates. When people make savings, they may...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by abskebabs on Sun, Dec 19 2010
  • Classic Government Intervention Failure - Green Energy Act in Ontario - Comments?

    From the Financial Post CLIMATE OF CONFUSION Here are some key points The Government wants to appear as if it is "Doing something" to bring jobs to Ontario Shortly after Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc. heard about Ontario's lucrative incentives for green energy projects, the company did...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Redmond on Wed, Nov 24 2010
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