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David R. Henderson

Extending Hayek's Insights about Local Knowledge

David R. Henderson
December 5, 2016

Friedrich Hayek drove the final intellectual nail into the coffin of socialism with his insights about decentralized information: central planners simply can't have the information they need to plan an economy successfully. But can Hayek's insight be extended even beyond where Hayek took them? David R. Henderson thinks so.
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Arnold Kling

What Drove Alan Greenspan?

Arnold Kling
December 5, 2016
Was Alan Greenspan a principled libertarian? A pragmatic political actor? A macroeconomic "maestro?" This month, Arnold Kling reviews Sebastian Mallaby's biography of the former Fed chair, shedding light on Greenspan's unique personality and place in history.
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Pedro Schwartz

Tunnel Vision

Pedro Schwartz
December 5, 2016
This month, Pedro Schwartz continues his exploration of the antipathy toward capitalism. He turns his specific attention toward improvements in public health and other areas that one can neither credit solely to the state or the free market. What lessons can be learned by we "arrant pro-capitalists?"
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Anthony de Jasay

Backwardation Economy

Anthony de Jasay
December 5, 2016
What has been the effect of the extremely low or even negative interest rates we've seen in recent years? Anthony de Jasay explores our apparent fear of deflation in this month's column, including the effect of such interventionist policies as quantitative easing and banking regulations.
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