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How to Whitewash Aggression

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

Blog07/03/2007

If you are collecting them, here are two amusing pro-socialism pieces of propaganda: - Pyramid of the Capitalist System - Utopia in North Korea

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Neoclassical Economics = Marxism?

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/20/2007

I had a enlightening exchange with an international economics professor recently about Marxist dogmas inserted into neoclassical economics. At least, her brand of them.

We had debated several times before in class to no effect. This professor has apparently never familiarized herself with...

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Oh, Communists, how we love you!

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

Blog03/20/2007

The New York Times reports on the thrilling, spectacular, amazing, happy happy news that the Communist Party USA has donated its complete archives to New York University. What a treasure trove...

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Tyler's Paradox

Media and CultureOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/19/2007

Tyler Cowen has written a provocative essay: The Paradox of Libertarianism. According to Tyler, the pursuit of libertarian ideals has led to the unintended consequence of expanding government. The...

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Hoppean Anarcho-Capitalism in Slate

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

Blog03/08/2007

Timothy Noah's Would You Privatize Defense?The case for socialized medicine, Part 1, in the March 6, 2007 Slate unwittingly shows the danger of minarchism and the idea of public goods. Once you accept the notion that...

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Is Economics an Apologia for Capitalism?

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/25/2007

Michael Perelman argues that economics is not an objective science, but an ideology, an apologia for capitalism promoted by the mercantile classes and...

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More on Pinochet and Marxism: The Necessity of Evil Means to Achieve Socialism

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog12/21/2006

Some of the responses to my post on General Pinochet have reminded me that along with the fable of Santa Claus and his reindeer, which is so prominent right now because it is the Christmas Season, there is another fable that is still going...

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General Augusto Pinochet Is Dead

BiographiesOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

Blog12/16/2006

On Sunday, December 10, General Augusto Pinochet of Chile died, at the age of 91. General Pinochet deserves to be remembered for having rescued his country from becoming the second Soviet satellite in the Western hemisphere, after Castro's Cuba, and, like the Soviet Union, and Cuba under...

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An Ideology of Brute Force

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

Blog07/18/2006

In 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Vice President Richard Nixon walked through a replica of a six-room American ranch house that was on display at the American National Exhibition in Moscow.

As the two superpower leaders entered the kitchen area, Nixon pointed to the dishwasher...

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McCully Praises, But Misunderstands, Austrians

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/15/2006

PIMCO bond manager Paul McCulley's recent commentary, A Kind Word for the Austrian School, contrasts the Austrian and Keynesian views on macro-economics. After...

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