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  • Where does Wealth come from?

    Where does Wealth come from? Professors of economics, philosophers, professional economists and socialists. What do they all have in common? Answer: They have no idea where wealth comes from. Poverty programs, urbanization, women’s rights, wealth inequality, credit, savings...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Lawrence on Sat, Jul 23 2011
  • The Zero-Sum Problem

    It occurs to me that the primary difference between the Right and the Left (or libertarians and statists, as the case may be) has to do with the question whether the pursuit of wealth is a zero-sum game. The Right will argue that the pursuit is not a zero-sum condition and use this premise to form the...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Eric M on Wed, Feb 23 2011
  • alternatives to legislation/redistribution

    hello, new here. still trying to learn :) I agree with a lot of what libertarians stand for, as well as a lot of what i read on mises, in principle. I believe that without laws and religion most people are essentially good at the start - but i do see that life experience changes them. the problem i have...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by digibucc on Fri, Oct 22 2010
  • Ludwig Von Mises vs. Milton Friedman? PLEASE HELP ME

    I have read some works by Milton Friedman, Ludwig Von Mises, Adam Smith, and Ayn Rand; and they all seem to be correct! What are the primary philosophical differences between these individuals, especially Milton Friedman and Ludwig Von Mises. Furthermore, what distinguishes that Austrian School from...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by StephenEstes on Tue, Apr 28 2009
  • Re: Fractional reserve banking

    Here's a story I just wrote to help explain what the Fed's doing to wreck our economy. Please let me know if it helps. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Three Little Pigs and the Federal Reserve Crisis In their later years, they bought a yacht and sailed the seven seas...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by smokedgoldeye on Tue, Feb 24 2009
  • The Fed's redistributionary effect

    William Alston has an article on LRC today about the Fed's redistributionary effect. I completely understand the concept of the Fed's redistribution, but I'm a little confused about one of the charts. In constant dollars, wouldn't an increase...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Trianglechoke7 on Wed, Nov 5 2008
  • Why did females re-enter workforce?

    In the old days, every member of a family had to work (unless aristocratic). The man, women, and their children. With increases in productivity you should see the number of people required to work drop off. Perhaps the children first, and then typically the female next. For a time, that's how it...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Trianglechoke7 on Tue, Nov 4 2008
  • Natural economic order

    First of all, I would like to introduce myself. I am a computer programmer from the Netherlands. I am working on a theory of money and banking derived from the "Natural Economic Order" of Silvio Gesell. "Natural Economic Order" clearly states that the root the economic and monetary...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by niphtrique on Fri, Oct 3 2008
  • "High taxes keep a wealthy community wealthy"?

    At my place of employment, my boss and I work side by side, and we often pass the day by talking politics and economics. He is a pretty conservative guy (primarily on social issues), but he also has a generally anti-tax/anti-government philosophy (though more subdued). He supported Huckabee during the...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Josiah Schmidt on Wed, Jul 23 2008
  • The Wealthy Take Over [History and Theory]

    What of the vast economic power of the "natural aristocracy" and dynastic families of wealth in anarcho-capitlalism? What arguments can be advanced to show they would not simply create a brave new world, a feudalistic prison for everyone else? Here are a few, The private law system would be...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Skye Stewart on Fri, Jan 25 2008
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