“Sidelining” Austrian Economists: A Reply to Klein and Salerno

by Stefan Kolev I am grateful for the valuable comments by Peter Klein and Joseph Salerno at the Ludwig von Mises Institute to my previous post on Friedrich von Wieser and the historiography of the Austrian School. Some lines of clarification seem necessary. My plea certainly did not aim at “homogenizing” the Austrians, quite on … Continue reading “Sidelining” Austrian Economists: A Reply to Klein and Salerno

Friedrich von Wieser, or: Against “Sidelining” Austrian Economists

by Stefan Kolev Historians of economics must resist the temptation to put their narratives into the service of ideology. The intriguing case of Friedrich von Wieser exemplifies the grave dangers involved for history of economics as a discipline and for Austrian economics as a respectable research program – but it also provides hints on how … Continue reading Friedrich von Wieser, or: Against “Sidelining” Austrian Economists

The Viennese culture of conversation: Understanding and defending fragile orders

by Stefan Kolev* For a better understanding of the turbulences of our time, studying those earlier politico-economic debates which focused on fragile orders of economy and society can certainly prove insightful. In The Viennese Students of Civilization, Erwin Dekker addresses such an age and interprets the works and impact of economists often labeled as the … Continue reading The Viennese culture of conversation: Understanding and defending fragile orders