Both sides in the debate over global warming are known for calling their opposition all kinds of derisive names. Perhaps the worst is “denier” to describe those who allegedly deny that global warming is “real.” The echoes of Holocaust denial are indeed offensive, particularly because the debate over global warming often conflates science with social … Continued
Steven Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA. He has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, and monetary history and theory. His work has been published in professional journals such as History of Political Economy, Southern Economic Journal, and The Cambridge Journal of Economics, and he is also a contributor at Bleeding Heart Libertarians and Free Banking. He has a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Michigan.
The following is a guest post by Steven Horwitz, Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University. Perhaps because money and finance are among the most complex and obscure parts of economics, a variety of cranks and conspiracy theorists have historically aimed their arguments against any number of monetary institutions and practices. In the last hundred … Continued