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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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Understanding Hegel from a Straussian Viewpoint

PhilosophyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


While Leo Strauss did not share G.W.F. Hegel's acceptance of historicism, nonetheless he gives Hegel a sympathetic review. David Gordon takes a closer look at both men.

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Rothbard: Gun Regulation Explained

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology


"Gun prohibition is the brainchild of white middle-class liberals who are oblivious to the situation of poor and minority people living in areas where the police have given up on crime control."

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"National Greatness" Is Not the Appropriate Response to "Wokeism"

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


Many conservatives, in trying to steer the USA away from "wokeism," fail to understand that their “national greatness” schemes are just as harmful.

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Praxeology with Good Huemer

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology


Philosopher Michael Huemer creates a challenge to the a priori methodology, but David Gordon answers the bell.

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What Marxists Say about "Market Socialism"

Economic FreedomEconomic PolicyHayekSocialismCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology


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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How People Determine the Value of a Good

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange


In contrast to the imaginary way that mainstream economists present value, Austrian economists properly use ordinal rankings to determine value.

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Outside the Universe?

Book ReviewsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


David Gordon take a critical look at Markus Gabriel's Moral Progress in Dark Times, and although he finds parts that are disturbing, he also discovers important areas of agreement.

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The Tao and the Synergy of the Spontaneous Order

HayekPhilosophyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


More than two thousand years ago, the ancient Chinese Tao presented ideas that are reflected in F.A. Hayek's concept of spontaneous order.

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