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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Great Articles (and downloadable books) from Mises.Org...

Some outstanding resources made available from, the online home of one of the most notable Austrian economists. These writings will help you understand the economic situation today (and the solutions to those problems). Enjoy!

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac: A Mercantilist Enterprise, by Paul Cleveland, March 14, 2005
Fannie Mae: Another New Deal Monstrosity, by Karen De Coster, July 2, 2007
How Fannie and Freddie Made Me a Grumpy Economist, by Christopher Westley, July 21, 2008
Who Made the Fannie and Freddie Threat? By Frank Shostak, March 5, 2004
Are Fannie and Freddie Too Big to Fail? By Frank Shostak, September 17, 2008
Fannie Mae Distorts Markets, by Robert Blumen, June 17, 2002

The Housing Bubble
The Housing Bubble in Four Easy Steps, by Mark Thornton, September 27, 2008
The Economics of Housing Bubbles, by Mark Thornton, June 6, 2006
The Real Cost of a Full Bailout, by Don Rich, August 22, 2008
The Subprime Mortgage "Crisis" Will Fix Itself, by Steve Berger, May 30, 2007
Did the Fed Cause the Housing Bubble? By Robert Murphy, April 14, 2008
The Mortgage Market Mess, by Christopher Westley, May 17, 2007
Housing Bubble: Myth or Reality? By Frank Shostak, March 4, 2003

Inflationary Finance
Confidence Is Leaving the Fiat Money System, by Thorsten Polleit, October 10, 2008
What's Behind the Financial Market Crisis? by Antony Mueller, September 18, 2008
Our Financial House of Cards, by George Reisman, March 25, 2008
Will Central Bankers Become Central Planners? by Robert Blumen, July 31, 2008
Inflation is a Policy that Cannot Last, by Thorsten Polleit, March 14, 2008
The Widening Safety Net, by Christopher Mayer, March 19, 2004
The Fed's New Tricks Are Creating Disaster, Frank Shostak, March 18, 2008
The Fed's War on the Middle Class, by Mark Thornton, June 4, 2008.
Austrian Economics and Financial Markets conference at The Venetian Hotel Resort Casino, Las Vegas, 02-18-2005

Community Reinvestment Act
The CRA Scam and its Defenders, by Thomas DiLorenzo, April 30, 2008
Regulatory Sneak Attack, by Thomas DiLorenzo, September 16, 1999
Short Selling
The SEC Short Sells Us Down the River, by Art Carden and Robert Murphy, October 9, 2008
Short-Sale Restrictions Are an Exercise in Naked Power, by Robert Murphy, August 11, 2008
The Social Function of Futures Markets, by Robert Murphy, November 29, 2006
Don't Sell Short Selling Short, by Gary Galles, April 6, 2007

The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle
Financial Crisis and Recession, by Jesus Huerta de Soto, October 6, 2008
The Idiocy of Wall Street, by Don Rich, September 24, 2008
The Fed is Culpable, by Hans F. Sennholz, November 11, 2002
Skyscrapers and Business Cycles, by Mark Thornton, August 23, 2008
Economic Outlook 2008: Darkening Clouds, Dominick Armentano, January 2, 2008
Business Cycle Primer, Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. February 8, 2001
Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure, by Murray Rothbard

Who Predicted This?
The Financial Apocalyptics are Back, Robert Blumen, July 25, 2007
Sowing the Seeds of the Next Crisis, Thorsten Polleit, April 25, 2006
Credit Crisis: Precursor of Great Inflation, by Thorsten Polleit, February 7, 2008
Mr. Bailout, by Anton Mueller, September 30, 2004
America's Unsustainable Boom, by Stefan Karlsson, November 8, 2004
Who Predicted the Bubble? Who Predicted the Crash? By Mark Thornton, July 14, 2003
What To Do
The Rescue Package Will Delay Recovery, September 29, 2008
Don't Bail Them Out, by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., September 10, 2008
How to Avoid Another Depression, by Mark Thornton, September 10, 2008
Taking Money Back, By Murray N. Rothbard, June 14, 2008
Beware the Alchemists, by Ludwig von Mises, February 3, 2006
Reflation in American History, by H.A. Scott Trask, October 31, 2003
Money and Freedom, by Joseph Salerno, February 2, 2002
The Case for a Genuine Gold Dollar, by Murray Rothbard
Interview with Frank Shostak, September 30, 2008

Books to Distribute
The Theory of Money and Credit, by Ludwig von Mises
America's Great Depression, by Murray Rothbard
The Mystery of Banking, by Murray Rothbard
Prices and Production, by F.A. Hayek
Causes of the Economic Crisis, by Ludwig von Mises
Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays, by Ludwig von Mises, et al.
Understanding the Dollar Crisis, by Percy Greaves
The Case Against the Fed, by Murray Rothbard
Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles, by Jesus Huerta de Soto
History of American Currency, by William Graham Sumner
Banking and the Business Cycle, by C.A. Phillips
The Roosevelt Myth, by John T. Flynn
Fiat Money Inflation in France, by Andrew Dickson White

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