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Terri Schiavo

Media and CultureInterventionismSubjectivism

01/01/2011The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The case of Terri Schiavo is almost as controversial as it is tragic.The controversy? Her husband is adamant that the doctors pull the plug on Terri, and her parents are just as determined to keep her alive.
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The People on the Move

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyEntrepreneurshipSubjectivism

12/02/2010Mises Daily Articles
The Keurig coffee maker is another landmark in the long struggle to leave the state of nature and climb to ever-higher stages of the great chain of being. At each stage, we can easily observe the path from the collective to the individual.

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Rationalization in Politics and Life

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

11/17/2010Audio/Video
A man who is obliged to justify his handling of a matter in the eyes of other people often resorts to a pretext. As the motive of his deviation from the most suitable way of procedure he ascribes another reason than that which actually prompted him, writes Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973). This...

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History and Fiction

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

11/10/2010Audio/Video
It is a hopeless task to interpret a symphony, a painting, or a novel. The interpreter at best tries to tell us something about his reaction to the work. He cannot tell us with certainty what the creator's meaning was or what other people may see in it, writes Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973...

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The Collectivist Dogma

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheorySubjectivism

11/03/2010Audio/Video
The collectivist doctrines look upon the individual merely as a refractory rebel. This sinful wretch has the impudence to give preference to his petty selfish interests as against the sublime interests of the great god society, writes Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973). This audio Mises Daily,...

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Positivism and Behaviorism

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

10/20/2010Audio/Video
The most obtrusive champion of the neopositivist program concerning the sciences of human action was Otto Neurath, who, in 1919, was one of the outstanding leaders of the short-lived Soviet regime of Munich and later cooperated briefly in Moscow with the bureaucracy of the Bolsheviks, writes Ludwig...

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Positivism and Behaviorism

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeologySubjectivism

10/20/2010Mises Daily Articles
The most obtrusive champion of the neopositivist program concerning the sciences of human action was Otto Neurath, who, in 1919, was one of the outstanding leaders of the short-lived Soviet regime of Munich and later cooperated briefly in Moscow with the bureaucracy of the Bolsheviks.

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The Rejection of Economics

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeologySubjectivism

10/06/2010Mises Daily Articles
Modern economics traces all human actions back to the value judgments of individuals. It never was so foolish, as Myrdal charges, as to believe that all that people are after is higher incomes and lower prices.

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Political Freedom and Its Roots in Metaphysics

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheorySubjectivism

09/21/2010Mises Daily Articles
"The Randist analysis of the nature of crime implies the necessity for a minimal government."...

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Language and the Socialist-Calculation Problem

Big GovernmentOther Schools of ThoughtPraxeologySubjectivism

09/07/2010Mises Daily Articles
Were it not for the state's incessant need to homogenize and its inability to cope with diversity, the languages of the world would not be in the dire situation they are today...

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