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Antimarket Ethics: A Praxeological Critique

  • Rothbard Graduate Seminar
August 28, 2008

Tags Austrian Economics OverviewCapital and Interest TheoryPraxeology

Praxeology - economics - provides no ultimate ethical judgments: it simply furnishes the indispensable data necessary to make such judgments. Common criticisms of the free market are refuted praxeologically in this chapter.

Absolute equality is an impossible goal. Egalitarianism is a senseless social philosophy.

All rights can be analyzed in terms of property rights. Free speech? You can say anything on your own property. Yelling fire in a theater is fraud against the ticket holders.

An Alice J. Lillie Seminar. This lecture covers pp. 1297-1355 in the Scholar's Edition of Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State.


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