Philosophy and Methodology

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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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Natural-Law Libertarianism and the Pursuit of Justice

Legal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog06/07/2017
Before endorsing a legal system, libertarians must first figure out what justice is. The natural-law framework is one way of figuring this out.

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How Not to Study the State

EducationPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/26/2017
Most high school government classes offer an analysis of the state that's shockingly simplistic and simple-minded.

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3 Ways the Critics Get Praxeology Wrong

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/21/2017
Many critics of Mises are attacking a caricature of what Mises called praxeology — which is simply logic applied to human choice, or action.

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