Antitrust Follies Strike Groceries in Tucson

If you live in Tucson you may have received grocery ads in the mail from a new grocery store, Haggen, starting this past May.  At first, it was exciting to see a new grocery store option in Tucson, however doing a little research about the new Haggen stores opening in Tucson revealed a story of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) involvement through antitrust laws.  If you are unfamiliar with antitrust laws, these laws are used by the Federal...Read more

Robert Murphy on Human Action

This is a great, easy to understand summary on Human Action, presented by the Economist, Robert P. Murphy.  Bob Murphy’s lectures are some of my favorite of all economics lectures.  I urge you to listen to this lecture whether you are new to Austrian Economics or already familiar with these ideas.   The lecture is only a 31 minutes long. Click here to listen at Mises.orgRead more

Economic Fallacies

Being that we are in the Christmas shopping season, there will be lots of analysis in the news focused on how much is spent at this time of the year with the metric of choice being consumer spending.  With so much focus given to consumption, it gives the impression that the most important economic factor is spending and consumption.  Unfortunately, saving is not held  in high esteem, and it is actively discouraged.  While consumption is...Read more

Introduction to the Desert Austrian

Thank you for visiting the Desert Austrian!  I am glad that you found this website, and that you will find it engaging and meaningful.  The inspiration for this site is seeing news articles about events in the Southwest United States lacking sound economic analysis and answers.  I plan to comment on these events by applying the principles of Austrian Economics and liberty. The Desert Austrian is based in Tucson, Arizona but will look throughout the...Read more