Philosophy and Methodology

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What is the Proper Way to Study Man?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/06/2016

In our proper condemnation of scientism in the study of man, we should not make the mistake of dismissing science as well.

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Why Do Anti-War Movements Fail?

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/10/2016

In this survey of anti-war movements, David Lorenzo examines the political challenges they repeatedly encounter.

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Keynes’s Critique of Econometrics Is Surprisingly Good

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/04/2016

Unexpectedly, John Maynard Keynes's critique of economist Jan Tinbergen's econometrics offers some sound insights.

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The Ethics of Capitalism

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

Blog04/13/2016

Man is not evil merely because he wants to enjoy pleasure and avoid pain — other words, to live.

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Ragnar Frisch: The First Nobel Laureate Chosen over Mises

Business CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/12/2016

The committee to select the winners of the Nobel prize in economics almost always prefer interventionists to laissez-faire economists. The first year was no exception.

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How Property Rights — Properly Understood — Limit the Spread of WMDs

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog04/11/2016

Free speech does not imply people are free to insult you in your living room. Similarly, all property rights are "limited" in many ways by the property rights of neighbors and other owners.

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Economists as Modern Astrologers

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/04/2016

Are modern economists pseudoscientists like the astrologers of old?

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Repent and Believe in the Data!

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog01/22/2016

The new trend among famous economists is pointing out the times they changed their views in light of new empirical findings. Far from defending economics as a science and a profession, this trend actually reveals the unscientific and ideological nature of mainstream economics.

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Rothbard: Gun Regulation Explained

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/07/2015
[A selection from For a New Liberty.]

If, as libertarians believe, every individual has the right to own his person and property, it then follows that he...

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Daniel Hausman on Economic Theory

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/16/2015

Daniel Hausman, an influential philosopher of economics, in a recent interview has much to say of interest to Austrians.

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