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Understanding the Difference between Praxeology and Psychology

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology


Some economists have tried to apply psychology to economic analysis, but psychology is not what drives economic activity.

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Karl Marx Was Not an Economist

SocialismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


Karl Marx may have been a philosopher or just someone with an opinion. He was not, however, an economist.

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The Balfour Declaration

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology


Teaching high schoolers economics means teaching Austrian principles.

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Austrian Economics Stands against the Collectivism of Progressive Thought

ProgressivismSocialismAustrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology


Progressivism is collectivist, anti-individual, and ultimately destroys civilization itself. Austrian economics stands against this force.

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Altruism vs. Materialism in Market Exchange

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange


Other psychic factors being equal, it is to everyone's self-interest to maximize his monetary income on the market. But this maximum income can then be used for either “selfish” or for “altruistic” ends.

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Once More unto the Veatch

LibertarianismPoliticsPhilosophy and Methodology


Human rights is a term tossed around casually in our politicized age. Must there be a moral base to such rights, and how do we determine that morality?

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Mill at a Loss

ProgressivismPhilosophy and Methodology


Murray Rothbard was no fan of John Stuart Mill's philosophy and neither is Philip Kitcher. However, there is a huge divide in how Rothbard and Kitcher view Mill.

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Defining a Good: The Intersection of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Carl Menger

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and MethodologySubjectivismValue and Exchange


The roots of Austrian economics go back to the great theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas, whose view of what constitutes a good was a prototype of Menger's pathbreaking theory of the good.

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Ethics for Inhumans

PhilosophyPhilosophy and Methodology


Philosopher William MacAskill of Oxford University is calling for "Effective Altruism" as a way to deal with long-term future issues. Reviewer David Gordon finds flaws in MacAskill's moral calculations.

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R.G. Collingwood on the Collapse of Civilization

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology


Why do societies implode into a mass of statism and tyranny? David Gordon finds some answers with philosopher R.G. Collingwood.

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