So many Austrians…
Reading various economics blogs I’ve noticed that the internet seems to attract a lot of economists of the Austrian School.
This confuses me and I hadn’t relaised there were so many out there.
This makes me think of Tom Harris’s point on why Gudio may be so popular.
But I’m drawn now to the conclusion that, certainly as far as libertarian readers are concerned, the blogscape offers them an outlet and a range of opinions which the mainstream media have never provided. If you’re “mainstream” Left, Right or Centre in your politics, then the blogscape doesn’t really offer much that isn’t already found in newspapers or TV news. But if you’re a libertarian, the blogscape has become your first port of call.
I’m wondering whether the same holds of Austrian Economists.
Anyway, I’m currently writing a long(ish) post on why Austrians are interesting but also why I think they are wrong.