Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Back To School

Apparently preparing for a class, a reader sends a link to his college syllabus. Note the reading material for November 12. Wedged between Rothbard and Bresciani-Turroni? Heh. I like the company.

The professor, Hunt Tooley, is a scholar on early 20th century central Europe. His course looks like a good one.

Pretty cool...

6 Comments:

Blogger Tony said...

Not surprising. That was one of your better posts and I have read and re-read it a few times... the first time when it was originally posted.

Kudos.

11/12/2008 8:42 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

As an aside, since I've commended you today... I notice that you have been in your "early forties" for the last several years while I have progressed from my early forties to my late forties in the same period of time.

Kudos again for successfully forestalling time!

11/12/2008 8:46 PM  
Blogger Vijay said...

This class looks Heroic!

11/13/2008 1:06 AM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

I've always wanted to be Required Reading.

11/13/2008 10:49 AM  
Anonymous goldhorder said...

Great material. Wonder if he is tied to the mises institute.

11/15/2008 3:28 PM  
Blogger Khyron said...

Just an observation here.

From http://tr.im/1fp3, you mention that Weimar Germany did not produce goods that the world (generally) wanted. Yet you mention that "When Money Dies" explicitly says that inflation was a policy to promote full employment vis-a-vis exports.

There seems to be a disconnect here. I haven't read the book, and I wish I could find it easily (haven't looked either, truthfully). However, those 2 assertions seem contradictory.

I recently came to believe, and maybe the book says something about this, that the hyperinflation was due to overspending by the German republic. While full employment hasn't been specifically mentioned, it would make sense in that context. The references I have seen and heard said that government employees were being paid (and obvious, paid more and more in paper marks that were losing value) while not producing anything (government). Essentially, being paid to show up.

What am I missing, cunningrealist?

11/24/2008 5:50 AM  

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