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Austrian Economics Center

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The Austrian Economics Center AEC promotes the ideas of the Austrian School of Economics as a viable economic alternative in Austria and elsewhere not only by means of a public think tank but also as an academic Institute. Its main goal is to help create a free, responsible society. Furthermore the Institute, which is based in Vienna, takes up topical questions concerning economic and social politics and offers studies and solutions on a scientific basis and wants to improve public understanding of the key economic questions to promote a free society. It closely cooperates with similar institutions and helps organize international conferences, e.g. the Free Market Road Show. It is politically independent.

In support of its goals, the AEC carries out a range of activities as both a public policy think-tank and academic research institute. It considers many topical and timely questions concerning economic and social policies, and publishes analyses, working papers and other studies inspired by the ideas of the Austrian School of Economics. The AEC cooperates closely with many other institutions and organizations. It helps organize and sponsor international conferences such as the Free Market Road Show® and is a local sponsor of Liberty Fund Colloquia. The AEC is non-partisan and politically independent. It has the accounting status of a scientific organization. Thus, all donations to the AEC are tax-deductible

Austrian Economics Center

Austrian Economics Center - Free Markets - Free People

by Richard Ebeling Regardless of where someone may view himself along the political spectrum (conservative, libertarian, or modern liberal), there are always a variety of government programs and activities that they either think are not worth the money or should not be the business of government in the first place. Yet, it seems almost impossible […]
Author: dionysos
Posted: April 23, 2014, 2:43 pm
By Remberto Latorre-Artus Last Friday, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court revoked a recent pension overhaul of the teacher’s pension plan, which sought to fix the island’s growing sovereign debt. The legal move constitutes an important blow to the official attempts to balance the budget. Three days before the Caribbean futile ruling, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s […]
Author: remberto
Posted: April 18, 2014, 1:47 pm
Frankreichs neuer Premierminister Manuel Valls hat eine „wirkliche Revolution“ und wichtige Reformen angekündigt. Doch in seiner eigenen Partei formiert sich Widerstand.von Raoul Sylvester Kirschbichler Wen wundert es, dass Manuel Valls in seiner Partei höchst umstritten ist? Niemanden. Denn der neue Premier ist ein Linker mit großen Reformzielen. Manuel Valls möchte den Franzosen näher sein als […]
Author: AEC
Posted: April 17, 2014, 10:14 am
We don’t need nations, flags, and armies to make us prosperous   by Michael Munger When I tell Duke freshmen my version of the argument for liberty, they often scoff, “If this is , how come I’ve never heard it before?” I try to be conciliatory. I offer the kids time to go text their parents. […]
Author: dionysos
Posted: April 17, 2014, 10:13 am
By Chris Edwards Alexander Hamilton won in the end. As Treasury Secretary in the 1790s he championed an array of “internal” taxes to supplement federal revenues from import tariffs. Thomas Jefferson despised Hamilton’s internal taxes as assault on liberty, and when elected in 1800 he made sure that they were abolished. The Jeffersonian view held […]
Author: dionysos
Posted: April 16, 2014, 7:56 am

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