Philosophy and Methodology

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Herbert Spencer: Protectionism Is "Aggressionism"

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/02/2017
Protectionism only "protects" by having the state attack property rights through higher taxes or prohibitions on those who wish to trade freely.

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Justice and "Social Justice" Are Two Very Different Things

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
There's no way to square the coercive positive rights of “social justice” with the concept of “liberty and justice for all.”

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Nietzsche and the State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Nietzsche thought that the state would probably be replaced by private protection agencies.

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Say's Law: The Antidote to Countless Economic Fallacies

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

Blog02/14/2017
Say's Law essentially tells us that we produce in order to consume. Once we start thinking we can consume before we produce, we get into trouble.

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Taking Off Our Economic Blinders

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/01/2017
Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson helps us see the many aspects of intervention in the marketplace we might not have noticed before.

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How Political Competition Made Europe Rich

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/26/2017
Political decentralization is “the essence of the spirit of Europe.” It is what made room for the merchant to trade and for the worker to innovate.

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What the Tobacco Industry Did for Women

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/25/2017
Far from being a tool of the so-called patriarchy, marketplace producers enthusiastically cater to anyone willing to join in.

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Remembering Oskar Morgenstern

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

Blog01/25/2017
Morganstern is best known as the co-developer of modern game theory with John von Neumann in their 1944 book, The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.

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Conceived in Liberty: The Medieval Communes of Europe

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/24/2017
The urban "communes" of medieval Europe were the early cradle of economic and political freedoms that would transform Europe in later centuries.

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