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By Karen I. Vaughn

This e-book examines the advance of the guidelines of the recent Austrian university from its beginnings in Vienna within the 1870s to the current. It focuses totally on displaying how the coherent topic that emerges from the idea of Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig Lachmann, Israel Kirzner and numerous new more youthful Austrians is an exam of the results of time and lack of understanding (or procedures and information) for monetary conception.

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Mises' long-term association with the Foundation for Ecc nomic Education is one example of his new constituency. It is no surpriS(O, further, that his seminar at New York University was underwritten by tht' Volker Fund, another free market foundation. S Mises conducted his New York University seminar for approximately two decades, yet it had surprisingly little impact on the economi 9 profession. Unlike Vienna, where all the most important economists 10 pass through Austria at least visited Mises' seminar, New York, with a few notable exceptions, brought him no students who were to become maJo players in the economics profession.

Il;lyck's important point here, both for central planning and for 1I'I-\ II1ation, is that one must be careful not to make the wrong kind of • Il lllparison. tI ,stl;lct It, ('xplaill much about other markets; the comparison should j 60 be between real markets in which there is free competition and till" situation that would exist if there were no competition at all (100). Hen', Hayek cut to the heart of the problem with the economics of socialism. One cannot criticize the market according to criteria that ignore the basil problems the market is designed to solve - heterogeneity and lack of omniscience.

Hicks, in telling the. , 11I:tlion many had with his unusual and difficult view of capital and I,"u lllelion. As Hicks later reported, in the early thirties, Hayek was the I" 1111 il'al rival to John Maynard Keynes in trying to explain economic , , 1'11 ', . 1hyek's ideas were hotly debated as most prominent economists at 1111 I ," Ildon School of Economics tried to master Hayek's alien system. ll'ilalist processes. Nevertheless, Hayek continued to refine his theory " I ti ll hllsiness cycle for well overa decade, often in response to heated til 1\,11(" from his English colleagues.

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