“The Austrian School” by Jesús Huerta de Soto


I have discovered that the IEA have relaunched “The Austrian School” by Jesús Huerta de Soto:

It has become increasingly clear that interventionism played a significant role in precipitating the 2008 financial crisis. The Austrian School is more than capable of providing the free market theoretical framework needed to understand why governments and central banks helped bring about the bust.

Jesus Huerta de Soto’s book offers a comprehensive yet concise overview of the Austrian school, an increasingly influential branch of economics. It succeeds in contrasting the most important elements of Austrianism with the Monetarist and Keynesian paradigm and draws from seminal Austrian texts to stress the importance of subjectivist methodology.

I met Jesús in Salamanca when we attended the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s conference celebrating the birthplace of economic theory. He is a man of inspiring intellect, passion and values. His book Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles is one of the seminal books for this crisis, and we were delighted when Jésus agreed to become a Senior Fellow of The Cobden Centre.

I have downloaded the PDF and I’m looking forward to what I expect will be an excellent read…

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