Philosophy and Methodology

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Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist

StrategyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog08/15/2016

John Stuart Mill and Ludwig von Mises realized that democracy can only work if the voters pay more into the system than they take out of it.

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The Unique Evil of the Left

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Since the French Revolution, leftism has served as the impetus for many of the state's worst massacres and totalitarian impulses.

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Brexit Shows Why Central Planning Won't Work

Global EconomyInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/07/2016

Central planning relies on successfully predicting the future. Unfortunately for central planners, this is an impossible task.

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Was Mises a Cynic?

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog07/05/2016

Mises maintained that humans act out of self interest. But that doesn't mean others can't benefit from those actions, regardless of intent.

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It’s the Fourth of July! Why Am I Sad?

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/03/2016

When I was a kid, I loved Independence Day. Now it just makes me sad.

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The Method of Mises: A Priori and Reality

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/08/2016

The data of history would be nothing but a clumsy accumulation of disconnected occurrences if not for interpretation by systematic praxeological knowledge.

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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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