I discovered Austrian Economics through my reading of Freidrich von Hayek. At the time I read Hayek (twice!) there wasn't an "Austrian" I could recite by name, now thanks to the Von Mises institute and mises.org I can recite a lot of names and also a lot of Austrian theory. Free markets are the greatest methods of exchange in civil societies and have brought more prosperity to the world in just a few centuries than all the divine rights of kings and the schemes of central planners through the ages.

I encourage you to challenge what you think you may know as economics and immerse yourself in Austrian "trade cycle" theory. There is no finer place to start than at the Von Mises Institute and you can even continue your education online with the Mises.org at iTunes.

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