Hayek, Business Cycles and Fractional Reserve Banking: Continuing the De-Homogenization Process
The Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 77-94, 1996
18 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2011
Date Written: July 6, 2011
Science sinks or swims based on the quality of the distinctions it makes, and social science is no exception to this general rule. It is as important to make accurate differentiations in the history of economic thought as it is in any other branch of this discipline.
In this regard, the accomplishments, writings, and analytic apparatus of Ludwig von Mises and his pupil and friend, F. A. von Hayek, have been widely viewed as all but indistinguishable. And this holds true not only within the profession as a whole, but also among economists associated with the Austrian or praxeological school.
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