High-Tech Austrians

12 March 2009 at 4:44 pm 4 comments

| Peter Klein |

Austrian economists are social and cultural conservatives who bury their noses in thousand-page tomes, favor bow ties and vests, and gaze longingly toward Old Vienna, right? Guess again! These guys are on the cutting edge. To wit:

  • You can follow the (in-progress) Austrian Scholars Conference on Twitter and watch the plenary sessions online.
  • Both volumes of Murray Rothbard’s Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought are now available as free e-books (1, 2).
  • There are a bunch of Austrian economics groups on Facebook; this is the largest.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. David  |  17 March 2009 at 6:24 am

    If my experience is correct, PK is referring to Rothbardian Austrians. But are most Austrians Rothbardians?

    (ps: this comment is by a pro-Austrian anti-Rothbardian)

  • 2. Peter Klein  |  17 March 2009 at 7:17 am

    David, I have in mind how the Austrians appear to the typical non-Austrian. But the description wouldn’t apply to, say, a Lavoie-ian Austrian.

  • 3. David  |  17 March 2009 at 10:03 pm

    So now I know that I’m not only being substantive but also image-conscious when I refer to myself as a Hayekian classical liberal rather than as an Austrian libertarian!

  • 4. Kevin Feasel  |  22 March 2009 at 9:30 am

    So wait–I bought this bow tie for nothing? Figures… At least my spats will never go out of style…

    This is also a little old (from 2008), but I’d include the FEE Austrian Seminar podcasts, among others. As noted in some of them, they even use Power Point and whiteboards!

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