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Rising Interest Rates May Blow Up the Federal Budget

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/01/2022

Congress enjoys exorbitant political privilege in the form of cheap deficit spending—but it may soon come to an end.

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Jordan Peterson on Austrian Economics: Free Markets Are "Profoundly Equitable"

CoordinationFree MarketsPhilosophyPlanningPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog04/18/2022

Jordan Peterson is turning his eye toward Austrian economics. Unlike the many conservatives who see free market advocacy as some sort of "dangerous fundamentalism," Peterson seems to get it.

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Why Austrians Stress Ordinal Utility

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/03/2022

Sometimes people—even other economists—are incredulous that the Austrians deny the possibility of interpersonal utility comparisons.

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Murray Rothbard versus the Public Choice School

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/26/2021

James Buchanan thought the state was a voluntary institution. Murray Rothbard, on the other hand, understood the reality of state violence and coercion.

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What the New Nobel Winners Get Wrong about Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog10/12/2021

The new Nobel winners apparently think we can discover economic laws by crunching numbers. That's not how it works.

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How Praxeology Helps Us Understand the Real World

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/08/2021

"Praxeology … does not deal in vague terms with human action in general, but with concrete action which a definite man has performed at a definite date and at a definite place."

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Austrian Economics and Scientific Realism

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog09/24/2021

Human action does not operate under fixed causal laws, and according to philosopher Uskala Mäki, “The absence of [these laws] has been forcefully underlined by several Austrian economists.” 

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Is Self-Ownership Necessary?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog09/17/2021

Isn’t a principle of nonaggression against others another way of stating the self-ownership principle? "Not necessarily," says the insightful philosopher Chandran Kukathas.

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Study Guide to the Jordan Peterson – Robert Murphy Podcast

Media and CultureAustrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/02/2021

Robert Murphy's interview with Jordan Peterson featured a fast and exciting conversation with lots of references to books, articles, and other Austrian scholarship. This study guide offers citations and explanations for that may have gone by too quickly for the audience.

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