I have been reading Henry Hazlitt, and I can see why both Ron Paul and

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    Lew Rockwell love this guy. In his book, Economics in One Lesson, Hazlitt succinctly and clearly points out the logical fallacies which is embedded in the science of economics.

    The amazing part is that he wrote this book in 1946 and many (if not all) of his criticisms are still ringing true today. It is truly amazing.
     
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    First book I ever read on economics. Read it in high school. It's what got me interested in economics. Still have it. Then I majored in economics and realized the subject is much more complex than it is in that book. Still a good book to read though.
     
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    I agree, Hazlitt was brilliant. And probably only economics 'wonks' have ever heard of him. Awhile back I started a thread with this illustration that went something like this:

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    Bump again for these crazy RW kooks who think that I am this radical liberal.

    I am radical, but why?
     
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    Hazlitt doesn't point out any logical fallacies embedded in economics. What he points out is that economic fallacies in the economic arguments a lot of scumbag politicians use.

    You keep claiming to believe in the free market, but so far I have seen little evidence of it.
     
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    lmfao....I am always arguing for more government interventionism. Perhaps in fact, I should do this.

    You hard reich kooks think already that I am displeasant to free market ideas, despite how many time I tell you otherwise.

    I am done with free market ideas even though I agree with them. Instead, I am going to pillage the taxpayer. If someone doesn't do it, then I might as well.

    Bye.
     
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    Instead I am going to teach my students why government interventionism is good, instead of teaching them why Q2 is bad.

    Thanks for the suggestion. There is no need to elaborate on reality. I should just teach my students the fundamentalism of false economics.
     
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    It isnt scumbag politicians. It is scumbags right here on this site.
    How many posts have had "we are a consumer driven society so if gov't gives consumers money we will benefit"? It is a fallacy right out of Hazlitt.
     
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    Agreed, but I didn't want to point fingers at anyone here. I've seen so many fallacies and out right lies in this forum that they are impossible to list.
     
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    You and I are usually more on the same page as not, but this time I respectfully disagree. I don't recall anything like that in anything Hazlitt ever wrote. Is it possible you are thinking of somebody else?

    Hazlitt's philosophy in a nutshell:

     

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