Economic Thought is a blog dedicated to heterodox economic ideas, most closely associated with the Austrian school. Apart from economics, topics discussed include politics, political theory and history — and, sometimes, miscellaneous posts, just for fun. The idea is not to pursue a particular agenda, but to discuss theory and interpret events as we understand them. More often than not, what this entails is a libertarian interpretation. However, I think our readers will find that this blog is not an insular one, but one that looks outward at an obtuse angle.
We have no particular person in mind when writing. We welcome comments from whoever feels inclined to leave their opinion — all (civil and thought-out) comments are welcomed! In fact, we insist that you leave behind feedback.
The owner and main contributor is Jonathan M.F. Catalán. To clear some confusion: Finegold and Catalán are both last names, with Finegold being his paternal surname(!) — you really cite Finegold. (He just thinks Catalán sounds more exotic: true story.) He has studied, continues to study, and will always study political science and economics (having attended San Diego State University as an undergraduate). He is an Austrian who has “branched out” — in a relatively limited sense — to alternative strands of thought. More than anything, he does not recognize the different schools as much as considers economic theory either “correct” or “incorrect.”
Mattheus von Guttenberg —