, Senior Fellow
Pace University, Professor of Economics
A Fairy Tale of the Austrian Movement
, Mises Daily
, 25 Sep 2007
Review of Brian Doherty's Radicals for Capitalism
, in particular of the section in chapter 7 where Peter Boettke discusses Austrian economics
"The outstanding merit of Brian Doherty's book is that it contains a treasure trove of valuable information regarding the events, personalities, periodicals and organizations whose complex interplay influenced the intellectual and institutional development of the modern American libertarian movement. ... That Doherty has been badly misled by his credulity and by his investigative and interpretive derelictions is substantiated in an oddly telling review of his book by Fink protégé Tyler Cowen ... It got things exactly right — when seasoned with a pinch of interpretive analysis."
Biography of Carl Menger: The Founder of the Austrian School
Biographical and bibliographical essay, discussing his life and work and delving into various aspects of Austrian economic theory as presented by Menger
"Despite the many illustrious forerunners in its six-hundred year prehistory, Carl Menger (1840-1921) was the true and sole founder of the Austrian school of economics proper. He merits this title if for no other reason than that he created the system of value and price theory that constitutes the core of Austrian economic theory. ... This then is Menger's greatest achievement and the essence of his 'revolution' in economics: the demonstration that prices are no more and no less than the objective manifestation of causal processes purposefully initiated and directed to satisfying human wants."
It Usually Ends With Murray Rothbard: My Long and Winding Road to Libertarianism and Austrian Economics
, 23 Jun 2005
Lengthy autobiographical essay recounting Prof. Salerno's progression from conservatism to anarcho-capitalism, from classical to Austrian economics, and meeting and getting to know Murray Rothbard
"I vividly recall the event that set me on a long and winding road to libertarianism and Austrian economics. I was twelve years old and my parents, who were both first generation Italian-Americans, were hosting some of my mother's relatives, including a distant male cousin who had traveled from Italy to visit relatives residing in Rhode Island and New Jersey. ... Thus when I disembarked from Don Lavoie's car in South Royalton, Vermont in June 1974 to attend the first Austrian economics conference to be convened in the United States, I, like Don and most of the other attendees, had arrived by way of Murray Rothbard."
Money and Gold in the 1920s and 1930s: An Austrian View
, The Freeman
, Oct 1999
Criticizes Richard Timberlake's Freeman
articles on U.S. monetary policy during 1920-39, contrasting the British Banking School vs. Currency School definitions of inflation
"In consecutive issues of The Freeman, Richard Timberlake has contributed an interesting trilogy of articles advancing a monetarist critique of the conduct of U.S. monetary policy during the 1920s and 1930s. In the first of these articles, Timberlake disputes the late Murray Rothbard's 'Austrian' account of the boom-bust cycle of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Our conclusion, then, is that the Fed's monetary policy, except for very brief periods in 1929 and 1936–1937 when it turned mildly disinflationist, was consistently and unremittingly inflationist in the 1920s and 1930s."
The Mystery of Banking
, The Mystery of Banking
, Sep 2008
Foreword to the 25th anniversary edition published in 2008 by the Mises Institute
"Long out of print, The Mystery of Banking is perhaps the least appreciated work among Murray Rothbard's prodigious body of output. This is a shame because it is a model of how to apply sound economic theory, dispassionately and objectively, to the origins and development of real-world institutions and to assess their consequences. ... With the US housing crisis metamorphosing into a full-blown financial crisis ... The time is finally ripe to publish this new edition of the book that asked the forbidden question about the Fed and fractional-reserve banking when it was first published 25 years ago."
Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve
, by Mises Institute
, Ron Paul
, Lew Rockwell
, Murray Rothbard
, Joseph Salerno, 1996
Explains the origins of money and banking, how and why the Federal Reserve was created and the effects it has had on society. Dedicated to Murray Rothbard.
The Banks Are Broke
, The Lew Rockwell Show
, 22 Jul 2008
Lew asks Salerno why the entire banking industry is threatened if a big bank is allowed to go bankrupt