The Continental Economics Institute
Professor Dr. Antony P. Mueller





The Crisis of 2008
What Really Happened
Day by Day

4 Vols.
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A extrema expansão fiscal e
monetária interromperá a
desaceleração global ou será uma
receita de desastre?
Medium 26 de Junho
Estamos experimentando um grande
experimento econômico. Governos e
bancos centrais nos Estados Unidos e
na Europa lançam pacotões de trilhões
de dólares e de euros para estimular
suas economias após a contração
econômica devido ao bloqueio
econômico (lockdown). Essas políticas
salvarão a economia mundial ou são
elas uma receita para o desastre? Uma
análise dos fatos suscita sérias
preocupações.

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DEMOKRATIE OHNE WAHLEN UND
PARTEIEN.
Blaupause für die Auswahl der
Volksvertreter durch repräsentativen
Zufall
Die Ereignisse der letzten Monate mit
einer weltweiten wirtschaftlichen
Blockade und strengen Regeln der
sozialen Distanzierung haben viele
Menschen darauf aufmerksam gemacht,
dass die Wahldemokratie eine Tyrannei
nicht verhindert. Erschrocken mussten
viele Menschen zur Kenntnis nehmen,
dass Demokratie auf der Grundlage von
Abstimmung nicht vor Unterdrückung
schützt.

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What did really happen in 2008? Did
the great financial crisis appear by
accident? Or was the collapse
brought about by false policies? Is
deregulation to blame for the
meltdown? Or is the monetary policy
of the central banks to blame? What
occurred in the prelude to the crisis?
Why could policymakers not prevent
the crisis? Why were financial
market operators not on the alert?
This
series of four volumes answers
these questions.

Volumes I, II, and III cover the great
financial crisis of 2008 day by day
while Volume IV presents analyses,
backgrounders, and an outlook.
Volume I records the prelude of the
crisis, the period from January to
December of 2007.
Volume II investigates the path to the
highpoint of the crisis from January
to June 2008.
Volume III examines the climax
period from July 2008 to January
2009.
Volume IV provides a
comprehensive chronology of the
crisis from 2008 to 2011 and
analyzes its causes, the course of
events, and its consequences.
Anyone who wants to know what
really happened must
read these
books.




Capitalism Beyond the State and
Politics
Fully colored, expanded, and revised,
large format
textbook edition based on
"Beyond the State and Politics.
Capitalism for the New Millennium" (first
edition April 2018). The present new
edition of July 2018 contains an
additional chapter on International Trade
and Finance and includes a time-line of
the economic crises and political
transformation since 1913.This
book
shows why the traditional economic and
social policies have not worked and why
they will even less so function in the
future.
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Beyond the State and Politics

New edition July 2018 revised and
expanded.
This book shows why the traditional
policies have not worked and why they
will even less so function in the future. As
the author explains, the answer is not
more of the old, but that we must
eliminate politics and the state. We must
do away with the conventional economic
and social policies. Not more welfare
state and government intervention are
the answer but less state and more free
capitalism.
The policy agenda of the modern
democracy asserts that government
could prevent and cure unemployment,
economic crises, recessions,
depressions, inflation, deflation, and
inequality and that the state could
provide education, healthcare, and social
security for all.
The promises of rising incomes and
employment dominate the political
campaigns. Yet politics has never
attained these assertions. In the time to
come, the system of party politics will
even less so fulfill its claims.
The new technologies contain the
solution of the problems they present.
While technological progress destroys
occupations, innovations make the
economy more productive. Not growth
and jobs are the key to the future but
higher productivity.
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The "Debacle of Economic Stabilization Policies"
explains how the great economic eruptions
happen when the government and the central
bank do not allow the small economic fluctuations
to play out. The authorities hinder the return to a
balance when false incentives and distorted
market signals persist. When capital becomes
scarcer, the interest rate should rise to signal this
change. If, however, the central bank attempts to
pump more money into the systems and to lower
the interest rate, this policy will cover up the
capital shortage. Cheap credit insinuates a
profusion of funds that do not exist. Economic
policy claims to stabilize the economy and keep it
on its growth path. For that purpose, economic
policy is said to pursue the aims to fight inflation
and deflation, to prevent recessions and
depressions and to promote economic growth.
Yet, often, these policies themselves produce
what the policy-makers claim to prevent and to
cure.
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"Feinde des Wohlstands" zeigt, was Kapitalismus
und Sozialismus, Interventionismus und
Wohlfahrtsstaat bedeuten. Es wird erklärt, welche
Gefahren davon drohen, wenn die Grundlagen
unseres Wohlstands durch falsche Vorstellungen
aufs Spiel gesetzt werden. Es gilt die
Verwirrungen aufzulösen, die von den Medien
verbreitet werden und in den Schulen die
Lehrpläne deformieren. Der Kapitalismus wird
nicht besser, wenn man ihn in Richtung zu mehr
Sozialismus umgestaltet. Um das
Wirtschaftssystem zu verbessern, muss es mehr
auf eine freie Marktwirtschaft hin ausgerichtet
werden. Es geht darum, den Kapitalismus
kapitalistischer zu machen. Die ersten drei Teile
behandeln wie Sozialismus, Interventionismus
und der Wohlfahrtsstaat den allgemeinen
Wohlstand und die individuelle Freiheit zerstören.
Der vierte Teil legt da, weshalb Staat und Politik
überflüssig und schädlich sind. Im Anhang finden
sich Quellenkommentar und eine ausführliche
Bibliografie.

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O livrinho "Fundamentos do Anarco-Capitalismo"
explica porque a hora chegou de abandonar os
mitos sobre o Estado, a política e a economia. O
moderno sistema político-partidário não é nem
democrático nem benéfico para o povo. Os
parlamentos não são representativos.
O atual sistema monetário internacional não
promove a prosperidade. Para sair desses
enigmas, mais Estado e mais política não
ajudarão. Precisamos de uma sociedade livre e
de uma economia livre.
Um passo decisivo para alcançar esse objetivo é
acabar com as eleições políticas. A tecnologia
moderna permite a escolha de representantes por
seleção aleatória. Uma assembleia legislativa
cujos membros tomam posse por sorteio custaria
menos que um sistema eleitoral, seria mais
representativa e, nesse sentido, seria muito mais
democrática. Com o tempo de serviço limitado,
os representantes retornariam à sua vida civil
depois dois anos e a legislação estaria livre dos
males que acompanham o atual sistema de
partidos políticos e seus políticos, cujo objetivo
principal é o carreirismo e não a prosperidade do
povo.

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Wirtschaftskrise: 2020 ist nicht 2008
Medium 28. Juni 2020

Der Ritt auf dem Rücken des Tigers geht
weiter. Bereits bevor es zur
gegenwärtigen Wirtschaftskrise
aufgrund des Lockdowns gekommen ist,
hatte die Europäische Zentralbank
schon expansive geldpolitische
Maßnahmen angekündigt. Jetzt soll
nochmal nachgelegt werden. Was dabei
herauskommt, zeichnet sich schon ab.
Zur Rezession dürfte, über kurz oder
lang, noch die Preisinflation dazu
kommen. Statt einer „Stagflation light“
steht eine „Stagflation Plus“ an, eine
Konstellation, für die man in den 1970er
Jahren den Ausdruck „slumpflation“
geprägt hatte, wonach ein starker
Wirtschaftseinbruch („slump“) zusammen
mit einer Preisinflation auftritt.

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Coronavirus: The Economic
Consequences of a Failed Response
Medium March 16, 2020
I have nothing to say about the fatality of
the Coronavirus. I have something to say
about the economic consequences of
the virus outbreak and the response to it.
Whatever the death rate from the
coronavirus may be, the reaction to the
threat is even more deadly. If the present
economic blockade will go on, we will
soon have no longer the means to
provide basic supplies. Without
transport, we will run out of food.
Essential medicines will no longer be
available. This is how a containment
strategy works: ailment cured, patient
dead.

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Kapitalismus Ohne Wenn und Aber“ ist eine
radikale Fürsprache zugunsten eines freien
Kapitalismus. Die Grundthese lautet, dass der
Rückzug des Staates und das Ende der Politik
den Weg zu Wohlstand und Freiheit eröffnen.
Das gegenwärtige politische und wirtschaftliche
System ist unfähig, die Zukunft zu meistern. Die
heute vorherrschende sozialdemokratische
Ideologie ist auf Beschäftigung und Umverteilung
ausgerichtet. Worauf es jedoch ankommt, ist die
Produktivität.
Das 21. Jahrhundert wird jenen Ländern gehören,
die dem Sozialismus, Demokratismus und
Staatskapitalismus den Rücken kehren und sich
entschieden in Richtung auf einen Kapitalismus
frei von Staat und Politik zubewegen.
Warum das so ist, zeigt dieses Buch.

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"How Capitalism Creates Wealth & Promotes
Prosperity" explains how capitalism brings
freedom and prosperity, and more capitalism
leads to more freedom and prosperity. Yet most
countries move the other way. Governments try to
control, organize, and tame capitalism as much
as they can. Many people believe that the best
economic system is the welfare state. Yet what
they get is less well-being, less prosperity, and
less freedom. The anti-capitalist mentality
demands a high price. Who pays the bill is the
common man. Most of the ailments that
politicians, the media, and the leftist in academia
diagnose are not the result of capitalism but its
lack. The cure to poverty is not less but more
capitalism. The cure for environmental problems
is not more regulation but better property rights.
Private education would not only be much
cheaper than the present system but also more
creative and much better tuned to the needs of
the student. The social-democratic era is coming
to its end. The 21st century will belong to those
countries that embrace radical capitalism.
Instead of making capitalism more socialist, we
need a more capitalist capitalism. Free
capitalism together with the drastic reduction of
the state and the abolishment of politics would do
away with the financial burdens that afflict the
modern citizen. Not state intervention in
economic life leads to prosperity. The path to
affluence is the withdrawal of the state and the
end of politics. The new millennium will belong to
those societies that discard the administrative
state and move towards a capitalism that is free
of the state and of politics. This booklet is based
on the comprehensive monograph "Beyond the
State and Politics. Capitalism for the New
Millennium."

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This new enlarged and revised edition July 2018
of "
Principles of Anarcho-Capitalism and
Demarchy" is based on excerpts from "Beyond
the State and Politics. Capitalism for the New
Millennium" (KDP 2018)
‘Anarcho-capitalism’ is the name of a
governance that has property, freedom, and non-
aggression as its first principles.
Classical liberalism put the property into the
center of its system of governance. Yet the
classical liberals were not strict enough in
holding up the barrier against the erosion of the
property rights.
A political order of freedom requires a society
with a minimum of state.
Yet anarchism in the sense of no authoritative
force does not mean that order would not exist.
According to the ideal of the liberal order, there
will be a legal and a social order in place - only
that it will be private.
Anarcho-capitalism demands private institutions
that take care of internal and external security.
Anarcho-capitalism does not promote anarchy
but the transformation of the state as a public
institution into a private legal order.
Taking away power from the state is a moral
necessity in the face of the prospect that the new
technologies would put such an immense
arsenal of surveillance and control into the hands
of the state that a future totalitarian regime could
exert complete control over the individual and
produce the uttermost terror. Therefore, to
establish an anarcho-capitalist order is a matter
of human dignity.
What needs to be done as practical steps to
establish a new order of liberty is a change of
the system of selection of the representatives
through a lottery, called 'demarchy' or sortition.
This form of governance selects the members of
the legislature as a random sample from a pool
of candidates formed by the citizens of a
community. A stateless society would then
require that this General Assembly hires a
private government management company to
run the business of government under the
supervision of the legislature.

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How Gullible Politicians Promoted
the Destruction of the Global
Economy and Threw Us into the
Abyss of Serfdom
Medium March 31, 2020

Anyone with some basic knowledge in
mathematical modeling who had taken a
look at the structure of the “Imperial
College”-model would have noted the
faults of this approach and its
exaggerations. The model’s prognosis
that the United Kingdom would have to
count with more than half a million deaths
and a complete overload of its health
system reversed the British government’s
earlier decision to use prudential
surveillance and specifically targeted
intervention and to shift to the full-control
strategy, which required massive
intervention into the public and private life
of the nation. The leaders of other
countries that were somewhat still in
doubt jumped on the bandwagon and the
march into a tyrannical State was
programmed.

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Modern Monetary Theory is no Magic
Money Tree
Medium May 20, 2019

Old wine in new bottles is a recurring
phenomenon in economics, particularly if
it is the bad wine of economic ideas that
failed in the past. Modern Monetary
Theory (MMT) is neither modern nor a
theory — it is the attempt to sell
something as new which is spoiled and
rotten.
While promising to cure all kinds of
economic woes, MMT is the poisonous
elixir that will ruin those who take it as it
has happened before.

Read the full paper
here.

Originally published at
https://www.
adamsmith.org on May 20, 2019.
"Enemies of Prosperity" explains the failure of
socialism, interventionism, and the welfare
state. Internationally renowned economist
Antony Mueller analyses why socialism brings
misery, the suppression of freedom, and a
broken economy. Interventionism comes along
with political populism and results in state
capitalism and the growth of government.
People like to praise this mixed system as a
welfare state, but they fail to recognize that this
politics does not lead to the hoped-for Eldorado
but is the path to stagnation. The welfare state
produces most of the social ailments, which the
government claims to heal. The more generous
the social assistance, the larger the number of
social welfare recipients, and the higher the
burden, the more the shadow economy will
flourish. When the tax code gets more
complicated, tax evasion rises. The more
access to public healthcare and medication, the
sicker people become. The higher the
percentage of a populational cohort that attends
high schools and colleges, the lower the
educational level. Interventionism discourages
innovation and leads to a waste of resources
due to the cost of regulation and the
misallocation brought about by the state
intervention. The results are perpetual fiscal and
monetary crises.
Digital Democracy.
Blueprint of an institutional
framework
Digital democracy based on sortition
offers the unique chance to get rid of
corrupt politicians, tyrannical
governments, and the usurpation of the
state by special interest groups.
The selection of the people’s
representatives by sortition instead of
elections would end this evil that costs
us dearly not only in terms of material
prosperity but also with the loss of
freedom
...
The probability is high that a digital
democracy based on sortition would
move to a polity of minimal public
bureaucracy. In such a system, state and
government would mean something
quite different from what it is now. Digital
democracy based on sortition offers an
order of freedom and prosperity beyond
the state and politics.
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The Progressivism of the Future Is
Really Just the Socialism of the Past
Mises Wire October 17, 2020
The world is currently in the midst of a
newly aggressive drive to bring about a
new socialist order through a powerful
and "efficient" technocratic state. This
new order has been labeled as
"progressive," but it is merely the latest
version of the socialist impulse which we
have seen before in the form of
socialism and communism...
Summed up in a single sentence, the
plans of the communists aim at the
abolition of private property. From there,
the other major demands follow, such as
abolishing the family, nation, and
countries, and finally, as Marx noted,
“communism abolishes eternal truths, it
abolishes all religion, and all morality.” In
as much as the program of liberalism “if
condensed into a single word….is
private ownership of the means of
production” (as described by Ludwig von
Mises), the program of the communists
is the abolition of private property.

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No Privacy, No Property: The World
in 2030 According to the WEF
The World Economic Forum (WEF) was
founded fifty years ago. It has gained
more and more prominence over the
decades and has become one of the
leading platforms of futuristic thinking
and planning. As a meeting place of the
global elite, the WEF brings together the
leaders in business and politics along
with a few selected intellectuals. The
main thrust of the forum is global control.
Free markets and individual choice do
not stand as the top values, but state
interventionism and collectivism.
Individual liberty and private property are
to disappear from this planet by 2030
according to the projections and
scenarios coming from the World
Economic Forum.
Read more at Mises Wire
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The United Nations and the Origins
of "The Great Reset"
About twenty-four hundred years ago,
the Greek philosopher Plato came up
with the idea constructing the state and
society according to an elaborate plan.
Plato wanted “wise men” (philosophers)
at the helm of the government, but he
made it also clear that his kind of state
would need a transformation of the
humans. In modern times, the
promoters of the omnipotent state want
to substitute Plato’s philosopher with
the expert and create the new man
through eugenics, which is now called
transhumanism. The United Nations and
its various suborganizations play a
pivotal role in this project which has
reached its present stage in the project
of the Agenda 2030 and the Great
Reset.
Read at Mises Wire
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The Dystopian "Fourth Industrial
Revolution" Will Be Very Different
from the First One
If one takes the publications of the
World Economic Forum (WEF) as an
indication of how the “Fourth Industrial
Revolution” will change society, the
world is facing a massive onslaught
against individual liberty and private
property. A new kind of collectivism is
about to emerge. Like the communism
of the past, the new project appeals to
the public with the assurance of
technological advancement and social
inclusion. Additionally, ecological
sustainability and the promise of
longevity or even immortality are used to
entice the public. In reality, however,
these promises are deeply dystopian.
Read at Mises Wire
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From Lockdowns to "The Great
Reset"
The lockdown in the wake of the
coronavirus pandemic has accelerated
the implementation of long-held plans to
establish a so-called new world order.
Under the auspices of the World
Economic Forum (WEF), global
policymakers are advocating for a
“Great Reset” with the intent of creating
a global technocracy. It is not by
coincidence that on October 18, 2019,
in New York City the WEF participated
in “Event 201” at the “high-level”
pandemic exercise organized by the
John Hopkins Center for Health Security.
This coming technocracy involves close
cooperation between the heads of the
digital industry and of governments. With
programs such as guaranteed minimum
income and healthcare for all, the new
kind of governance combines strict
societal control with the promise of
comprehensive social justice.
The truth, however, is that this new world
order of digital tyranny comes with a
comprehensive social credit system.
The People’s Republic of China is the
pioneer of this method of surveillance
and control of individuals, corporations,
and sociopolitical entities.
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