Tuesday, August 07, 2007

ordo templi austrianis

About halfway through Jesus Huerta De Soto's Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles, in footnote 81 on page 372, the author questions whether Friedrich August von Hayek deliberately fails to credit Ludwig von Mises for his theoretical work on the business cycle in order to garner the respect of the scientific community for himself when he published his Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle in 1929, of which some of the topics were already covered sixteen years earlier in Mises's The Theory of Money and Credit, and more thoroughly again in 1928's On the Manipulation of Money and Credit.

Oddly enough, Austria is the latinized name for Ö–sterreich, deriving from the Old German term meaning "eastern realm". Similarly, the term "Orient" refers to lands located eastwards towards the direction of the rising sun, while "Occident" refers to the western world, the direction in which the sun sets.

In this light one can view Aleister Crowley and the Ordo Templi Orientis as allies against the Bavarian conspiracy, to help counter the influence of the German Historical School, the legacy of which today lives on in the mainstream endorsement of empiricist foundations for economic studies, the emblem of which brazenly displayed on every federal [fractional] reserve note of one monetary unit, originally named for a Bohemian valley, once the standard for money of good reputation.

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