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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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USDA: People Make the Choice to Eat Unhealthy Food

U.S. EconomyCalculation and KnowledgeSubjectivism

Blog06/13/2016

Evidence continues to pile up against the claim that low-incomes cause obesity thanks to insufficient access to grocery stores.

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Everyone Wants Profits — Including "Non-Profit" Groups

The EntrepreneurPraxeologySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog06/05/2016

Every human action is undertaken in the hope of gaining at least some psychic profit. Profit need not be measured in dollars.

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Economics, Entrepreneurship and the NFL Draft

EntrepreneurshipSubjectivism

Blog04/28/2016

Whether it be the owner, the general manager, or the head coach, whomever has the final say on draft day is making a judgment in the face of uncertainty that they hope will benefit their organization.

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Only the Private Sector Can Determine the "Correct" Number of Immigrants

The EntrepreneurPolitical TheorySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog03/31/2016

Subsidies, government quotas, and regulations of workers won't make us richer or better off. Only private owners and entrepreneurs can determine the best way to use labor (and capital). 

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The Real Value of a Powerball Ticket

Media and CultureSubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog01/10/2016

Rather than a cold estimate of the probability of future returns, the Powerball actually illustrates the subjective theory of value.

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Defending 'the Gentrifier'

U.S. EconomySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog02/09/2015

Gentrification gets bad press. It would appear that the gentrifier (he who engages in gentrification) is a malign exploiter, a bully, someone who takes advantage of the weak and the poor. And these are the nice things said about him.

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Ayn Rand and Garet Garrett

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

Blog10/02/2007

In Justin Raimondo's fun and lively book Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement, he makes an argument that I did not find convincing. He argued that...

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Why do we obey speed limits?

Legal SystemSubjectivism

Blog09/30/2007

The last few days, I've seen so many things on Mises.com that I wanted to blog here, but there's really way too much: the best thing is to get over there now and get involved in what is turning out to be a wonderful conversation about liberty and economics. In any...

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