Philosophy and Methodology

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Ideas Make Us Rich

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog10/27/2016

Deirdre McCloskey contends that ideas — not capital accumulation or material resources — have caused widespread economic development.

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Populism Is Not an Ideology

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog10/26/2016

Populism is a strategy that may be used by any ideological group whose political agenda differs radically from that of the ruling class.

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The Homo Economicus Straw Man

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/26/2016

To understand the marketplace, it is not necessary to believe in the existence of a selfish, profit-maximizing human.

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The Bad Economics Behind Monopoly

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog10/24/2016

A pro-tax disciple of Henry George gave us the board game we know today as Monopoly.

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What's the Difference Between Liberalism and "Neoliberalism"?

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog10/21/2016

When anti-capitalist leftists expound on the evils of "neoliberalsm," they are usually just attacking freedom and free markets in general.

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Henry Hazlitt's Dystopia: A Review of Time Will Run Back

The EntrepreneurPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog10/02/2016

Henry Hazlitt brings to his only novel, Time Will Run Back, the same clarity and ease for the reader he brought to Economics in One Lesson.

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Mises on the Battle between Liberalism and Racism

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/29/2016

For Mises, racism is not just contrary to liberalism and sound economics, but to reason itself.

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How the Mises Institute Builds New Scholars

EducationAustrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/27/2016

In the tradition of Ludwig von Mises himself, the Mises Institute works daily to pass on sound economics to a new generation of teachers and writers.

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Economic Data Without Good Economic Theory Is Useless

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/13/2016

Empirical data is useful as historical information. But to interpret the data, we require good economic theory.

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Equality and The American Democrat

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog09/09/2016

James Fenimore Cooper, America's first national novelist, saw real danger from the impulse toward majority rule as a panacea for every complaint.

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