Philosophy and Methodology

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A Rothbardian Critique of Effective Altruism

PhilosophyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


"Effective altruism" has become a buzzword with modern progressives who seek to combine state power and billionaire-funded nonprofits to redirect resources.

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Two Swedes on the New Economics Nobel

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


Two Austrian economists from Sweden provide commentary on the Swedish central bank's choice for this year's economics Nobel Prize.

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Rothbard on a Priori History

DemocracyWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


Rothbard warned against the assumption that because democracies are “better” than dictatorships, they are necessarily more peace loving.

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Economics and the Real World

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology


Much of modern neoclassical economic theory depends upon assumptions that do not reflect real world conditions. Austrian economists, however, know that realistic assumptions matter.

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Can We Find a Basis for Private Property Rights?

LawProperty RightsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


While Murray Rothbard believed that self-ownership formed the basis for private property rights, other philosophers disagree.

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The Austrian School's Deductive Approach: A Beacon for Economic Understanding

Business CyclesOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


Austrian economics stands apart from the economic mainstream in its deductive approach to economic analysis.

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Toward a Heideggerian Libertarianism?

PhilosophyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


Can there be a bridge between Heideggerian metaphysics and practical political philosophy?

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A Procapitalist Philosopher

CapitalismPhilosophyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


While philosophy is a discipline that has been hijacked by the Left, once in a while a philosopher comes along and surprises us.

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Statism Stands against Free Trade and Free Association

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic FreedomProtectionism and Free TradePhilosophy and Methodology

Free trade has its enemies on the left and the right. However, despite the supposed “sophistication” of their antitrade arguments, when we break them down, those arguments really are sophistry.

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Mises versus Hayek on the Future of Civilization

HayekCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryPraxeology


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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