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This Year's Economics Nobel is Yet Another Triumph for the Blackboard Rather than the Real World

October 18th, 2014
in Op Ed

It’s that time of year again – when academic economics, thanks to the Nobel Prize announcements, is thrust into the public gaze. That the economics Nobel is mistitled and has quite a different status to the other Nobel Prizes is more »

Piketty's Focus on Inequality May Also Set a Blueprint for the Study of Economics

June 17th, 2014
in Op Ed

The economic and political focus is increasingly on the inequality of income and wealth as they both rise in Europe and the US. At a conference on Inclusive Capitalism held near the end of May at London’s Guildhall, Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), more »

How Fractional Reserves and Inflation Cause Economic Inequality

June 3rd, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

by Andreas Marquart, Mises.org [Editor’s Note: Andreas Marquart and Philipp Bagus recently released a new German-language book, Warum anderen auf Ihre Kosten immer reicher werden — und welche Rolle Staat und Papiergield dabei spielen, about “why oth… more »

Piketty on Inequality

May 28th, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

by Randall Holcombe, Mises Economic Blog The ultimate thesis in Thomas Piketty’s best-selling Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century is that the return on capital is higher than the growth in output and wages, so the owners of capital will see their w… more »

Book Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

May 1st, 2014
in Op Ed

Piketty's Wikipedia page says that he's a Keynesian. Well, I don't see it at all. His book contains a section on the public debt in historical perspective and it is desperately misinformed. A caveat first though: I actually like Piketty's book in a lot of ways. While not extremely well written, it is highly readable (if you are an historical data sort of person). more »

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