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Economic FreedomProperty RightsPhilosophy and Methodology
Do we have a right to sunlight? How do we assert those rights? Murray Rothbard provides some answers.
Economic PolicyFree MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology
The "distributist" theorists Chesterton and Belloc imagined that economic interventionism could make life easier and more free. Yet their proposed system is neither moral nor practical.
Bureaucracy and RegulationProperty RightsPhilosophy and Methodology
How do we view government ownership of natural resources? Can a homesteading case be made for it? Usually not.
LibertarianismLiberalismProgressivismPhilosophy and Methodology
Patrick Deneen not only misunderstands John Stuart Mill, but he also misunderstands libertarians, claiming they are elitists who believe the world should be ruled by experts.
Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology
One of the standard doctrines of mainstream economics is that the assumptions of a model do not have to reflect reality. Austrian economics vociferously disagrees.
DemocracyPoliticsRationalismPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory
Rational choice theory claims that people in the political realm act in their own self-interest. However, in today's political climate, many people act against their own interests to avoid being attacked by others.
LibertarianismLiberalismPhilosophyPhilosophy and Methodology
Patrick Deneen writes that the nonaggression principle promotes a liberalism that is harmful to society, as evidenced by John Stuart Mill's idea of the tyranny of public opinion.
Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology
Modern mainstream neoclassical economics is constructed on utilitarianism. Murray Rothbard challenged that worldview on many fronts.
Economic PolicyRationalismPhilosophy and Methodology
In their desire to make economic theory emulate physical sciences, economist create models that do not reflect genuine human action.
DemocracyEconomic PolicyPoliticsPhilosophy and Methodology
Like so many others in the "national greatness" movement, Christopher Buskirk understands some of the problems the country faces but fails to grasp the solutions.