3 comments on “Why I am Not an Austrian Economist.

  1. I tend to agree with a lot of the Austrian economic thinking, but I feel, like you, that much of their philosophy is based off of idealism rather than realism. I like to call myself a pragmatic with neo-austrian economic values haha

  2. too me a good economist is someone who has a flexible and open mind. A lot of Austrians write like they are so sure of themselves, and it comes off as some kind of propaganda.

  3. I use the appelation “Austrian” to refer to my sympathies, but where Caplan and Rothbard part ways in BryAnCap’s piece I mostly side with Caplan. I for one have nothing against other approaches since without them…well, somebody would have to invent them to fill in the holes left by Austrians.

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