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Individuals, Reason, and Action

Media and CulturePraxeology

It is always the individual who thinks. Society does not think any more than it eats or drinks.

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Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Mises moved beyond economics here to address questions regarding the foundation of all social science.

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Praxeology and Liberalism

Free MarketsPraxeology

10/26/2012Mises Daily Articles
What the liberals maintain is that the immense majority prefer a life of health and abundance to misery, starvation, and death.

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The Essential Problems of Human Existence

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

09/17/2012Mises Daily Articles
There is only one thing that is certain about the individual's future & death...

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The Peculiar and Unique Position of Economics

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

06/21/2012Mises Daily Articles
Great men cannot adjust social conditions to their plans if they do not convince public opinion.

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History and Fiction

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

11/10/2010Mises Daily Articles
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...

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The Collectivist Dogma

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

11/03/2010Mises Daily Articles
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.

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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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