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Revitalizing a Town Takes a Lot More Than Fixing Up a Few Buildings for a TV Show

Media and CultureCalculation and Knowledge

Blog08/07/2021

Creating a functioning and sustainable local economy is much more time consuming and complicated than sprucing up a few buildings to look good on a TV show.

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Robots Won't Destroy Us: How Automation Creates Jobs

Labor and WagesCalculation and KnowledgeCapital and Interest TheoryProduction Theory

Blog04/10/2021

The goods created by automation—and the labor freed up by it—become inputs for industries downstream.

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Why Marx Never Figured Out How to Distribute Goods in a Socialist Society

Calculation and KnowledgeSubjectivism

Blog11/28/2020

Contra Marx, Mises understood that human desires and needs are not determined merely by biology. 

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Why the Economy Isn't Controlled by One Big Corporation

SocialismCalculation and KnowledgeMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/27/2020

Why don't corporations just get bigger and bigger until they take over the whole economy? Unlike states, firms aren't necessarily better off as they get bigger.

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Risk and Uncertainty

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/11/2020

The distinction between risk and uncertainty is a key tenet of the Austrian school. Mainstream neoclassicists reject it.

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Why We Need Landlords

CapitalismSocialismCalculation and Knowledge

Blog08/31/2020

A recurring theme among leftists in a world of scarce housing: Why should landlords be allowed to make a profit? It turns out there are many good reasons.

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Mises on Syndicalism

SocialismCalculation and Knowledge

Blog08/27/2020

Syndicalism is a method of attack by organized labor for the attainment of certain political ends. It requires widespread acts of destruction on "capitalist" institutions as a means of ushering in a socialist regime.

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How Government Roads Expand Police Power in America

The Police StateCalculation and KnowledgePrivate Property

Blog08/20/2020

The case for the privatization of roads has much to recommend it if only in terms of how it would affect the power of the police to detain us, search us, and seize our property.

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Entrepreneurship in the Time of COVID-19

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurship

Blog06/04/2020

It is always a challenge for entrepreneurs to try and predict what customers will want in the future. But now things are even more unpredictable. And government regulations aren't helping either.

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Nozick Once Again

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog05/29/2020

If time preference is genetically built into humans, are they double discounting future goods? Does this mean people should stop trying to weigh time in their calculations?

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