- austrian_economic, college, economic, free_market, history, murray_rothbard
- History is not what we are taught. Here is a book that will turn
everything you learn about economic thoughts on its head. It all
did start with the Greeks, but Chinese, Catholics, Spanish
Scholastics, medieval Europeans, the modern nation states all
witnessed the ebb and flow of ideas about economic freedom -
clearly it was no one-way progress. Adam Smith paved the way for
Marxism. There is more startlingly detailed and extensive
discussion about what went through the ancient minds.
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To read a comprehensive, original, revealing, detailed, and well-argued discussion about economic thinking from ancient Greece to the 20th century.
- college, critical_thinking, high_school, logic, philosophy
- "Are you confident you can reason clearly? Are you able to
convince others of your point of view? Are you able to give
plausible reasons for believing what you believe? Do you sometimes
read arguments in the newspapers, hear them on the television, or
in the pub and wish you knew how to confidently evaluate
The audio does fade in and out.
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In Marrianne Talbot's six-part course, "you will learn all about arguments, how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good."
- austrian_economic, cartoon, children, comic, disney, duck_tale, high_school
- Robert Anthony Peters explains the underlying economic lessons
behind three Duck Tales. He pointed out that the creator of Duck
Tales, Carl Barks, had a sharp eye on how the individuals can
become millionnaires, building on subjective value, mutual gain
from trades, and entrepreneurship.
- EnglishBy Rothy2015-07-20• 600 Views0 Like0 Dislike1 Subscriber
- What economic lessons can I learn from Duck Tales?
- How has the Duck clan illustrated the paths to poverty and richness?
- Where can I find the comics?
- Where can I find a well-written article guiding us through the Austrian economic lessons of Duck Tales?
- common_$ense_economic, economic, high_school
- Where can I find a beginner's economic course that is both free
and of high quality? Common $ense Economics is a free, 6-week,
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It covers scarcity, gains
from trade, marginal decision-making, supply and demand, profits
and losses, sources of economic growth, the invisible hand, the
rule of law, private ownership, competition, monetary stability,
low taxes, open trade, the Role of Government, and practical
- EnglishBy Rothy2015-01-30• 563 Views0 Like0 Dislike1 Subscriber
- Where can I find a free introductory economic course online?
- What key economic principles does it cover?
- How are the course modules structured?
- Who wrote the course and how experienced are they?
- What do other teachers and students say about this course?
- What books or materials does it use? Do I have to buy the book? (No)
- austrian_economic, broken_window_fallacy, college, economic, henry_hazlitt
- Economics in One Lesson is an introduction to free market
economics written by Henry Hazlitt and first published in 1946. It
is based on Frédéric Bastiat's essay Ce qu'on voit et ce qu'on ne
voit pas (English: "What is Seen and What is Not Seen").
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To introduce Henry Hazlitt's classic on the unseen, hidden, ignored, overlooked truths and costs about economic issues. To provide readers with different editions (1952, 1982, and a version with an additional chapter), and various media (PDF, HTML, physical copy to purchase, and partial audio/video files).
- austrian_economic, broken_window_fallacy, economic, frédéric_bastiat
- "That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen" is an 1850
essay by Frédéric Bastiat. Often summarized as the "Broken Window
Fallacy," this classic and witty essay inspired Henry Hazlitt's
1946 book Economics in One Lesson that is still popular today. I
bookmark various book formats, including audios and introductory
videos. You can read or listen to the full translated essay in
Dishes 3 to 6.
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To answer these questions about economics:
- What is the Broken Window Fallacy?
- How is it related to the classical economics essay "That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen," by Frédéric Bastiat?
- What does the essay talk about?
- How can we use video, audio, to help understand the essay?
- How is the popular economic book Economics in One Lesson, written in 1946 by Henry Hazlitt related to this essay?
Note there are two translations for this 1850 French essay. The Patrick James Stirling is more popular, but the Seymour Cain translation seems to be easier to read.
- austrian_economic, business, college, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, startup
- Austrian economists understand that monopoly is moral when based
on innovation, which can be swept away by the next innovator. But
monopolies become immoral and infinitely sustainable when
governments get involved - through supportive laws, regulations,
and funding. Peter Thiel suggests we should aim for innovative
monopolies that not only create great value but also capture it. To
avoid political envy, the monopoly can be camouflaged by investing
in diverse products, like Google.
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- What kind of startup should we build?
- How are the airlines different from Google?
- How do economists view monopoly?
- How do Americans mythologize monopoly?
- How are we confused about monopoly?
- How is Google a monopoly?
- How does Google not appear as a monopoly?
- business, children, duck_dynasty, economic, tv
- Do children live too close to home, school, and too far away
from business, customer service, and the reality of making a
living? Though part fantasy, TV reality shows do provide fun
demonstration of entrepreneurship, lessons in meeting customer
demand, as well as the freedom and challenges of running successful
family businesses. Ths Web list is a casual overview of four such
reality TV shows: Pawn Stars, Duck Dynasty, Redwood Kings,
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- Where can I find safe and fun lessons about entrepreneurship for children?
- What reality TV shows are about family businesses?
- austrian_economic, college, economic, free_market, hayek
- Hayek knows that we cannot know enough to plan the economy, that
if we insist on central planning we would create injustice and
violence, that mainstream economists are only pretending to know,
advising government conceit that becomes so destructive. The
"Chops" section bookmarks additional works by other Austrian
economists on the economic calculation problem.
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- To collect Hayek's writings about how we are limited by our inability to handle enough knowledge to plan society,
- To highlight how arrogance on this matter will lead to disastrous results and oppressive central government.
- to collect other Austrian economists' arguments and critiques about the economic calculation problem (in the Chops section).
- The Hayek articles are:
- The Pretence of Knowledge (Nobel speech),
- The Use of Knowledge in Society (article),
- The Fatal Conceit - The Errors of Socialism,
- The Road to Serfdom (condensed booklet)
- college, engergy, environment, nuclear, physic, science, thorium
- Few arguments trigger more passion among smart people than about
global warming, alternative energy, and nuclear power. These videos
present non-partisan, non-intuitive, technological explanations
well-grounded in economic reasons.
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- To collect non-partisan video documentaries about our energy alternatives, climate impact, and economic priorities,
- To reconsider new nuclear technologies such as Thorium and molten salt reactors.
(This web list is inspired by Jon Morrow's article in the Chops section below.)