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No, "Science" Has Not Proven Mises Wrong on Socialism

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Blog02/20/2024

Socialists never give up trying to prove that socialism can maintain a functioning economy. Some have dragged out a nearly forty year old study as their exhibit A.

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If One Wishes to Discredit Capitalism, One Should at Least Understand How It Works

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Blog01/26/2024

Scott R. Sehon tries to be intellectually honest in his critique of capitalism and his endorsement of socialism, but David Gordon writes that Sehon needs to better know the arguments favoring capitalism.

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Introduction to the Chinese Edition of How to Think about the Economy: A Primer

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Blog01/15/2024

How do we best understand economics? Per Bylund explains in the introduction to his Chinese version of his book, How to Think about the Economy: A Primer. Economic understanding is now exported to a country with more than a billion people.

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Is the Gig Economy on the Verge of Destruction?

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Blog09/19/2023

Thanks to government interventionism and regulation, the once-promising gig economy is foundering. It's time to let entrepreneurs be entrepreneurs.

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Mises versus Hayek on the Future of Civilization

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Blog09/05/2023

While F.A. Hayek is known for his term “spontaneous order,” Mises saw institutional development as coming from growth in human understanding of things.

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AI Lacks the Entrepreneurial Intelligence to Plan an Economy

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Blog08/12/2023

Despite what many elites believe, AI can do many things, but it cannot successfully plan an economy. It lacks the intelligence of an entrepreneur.

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The Problem with Public Transit

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Blog08/11/2023

Much of government-owned transportation destroys rather than adds to wealth. The lack of a sound system of economic calculation is to blame.

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Economic Calculation Is Nonbinary

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Blog08/07/2023

Economic calculation is not an either-or proposition. Even in so-called market economies like that of the USA, there is plenty of government intervention that distorts market processes.

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What Marxists Say about "Market Socialism"

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Blog07/28/2023

Following the collapse of the USSR, many socialists pinned their hopes upon the development of a "market socialism" that would be economically efficient and create equality. Marxist philosopher G.A. Cohen wisely dissented.

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The Market Process Is Not a Knowledge Problem

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Blog06/05/2023

While F.A. Hayek's famous 1945 essay effectively critiques the "perfect information" hypothesis, it is an inadequate explanation of the issue of economic calculation.

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