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Mises Killed Homo Economicus Long before Thaler

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/14/2017
Long ago, Ludwig von Mises recognized that we aren’t all calculating businessmen.

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Neo-Liberalism: From Laissez-Faire to the Interventionist State

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/12/2017
Neo-Liberalism’s origins and consequences point toward the need for a new agenda: one that recognizes the ideals of the voluntary civil society.

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Ludwig von Mises: Defender of Capitalism

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/29/2017
September 29, 2017 is the one-hundred-and-thirty-sixth anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Mises.

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"Liberal Socialism" — Another False Utopia

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/28/2017
Very often, bad and failed ideas do not die, they simply reappear in slightly different intellectual garb.

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How To Have Law Without Legislation

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/07/2017
Decree that no violence may be initiated against another man, and all the loopholes for tyranny would be swept away.

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Government Workers Don't Magically Become Altruists

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/28/2017
Why should one assume that those in control of the state would act in a way more in accord with justice than would actors on the private market?

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Our Obsession with Survey Data is Ruining Economics

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/23/2017
The many flaws of survey data makes it a rather questionable foundation for economic science.

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MacLean on James Buchanan: Fake History for an Age of Fake News

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/10/2017
Nancy MacLean's history of a right-wing conspiracy inspired by economist James Buchanan relies on poorly reported and poorly interpreted history.

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The "Science" of Liberty

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/10/2017
Some day, perhaps, liberty and “libertarian studies” will be recognized as an independent, though related, part of the academic curriculum.

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Where Ignorance Is Bliss

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/29/2017
Friedman: "I think that the crucial question that anybody who believes in freedom has to ask himself is whether to let another man be free to sin."

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