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LawLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology
A moral injustice is a legal injustice, period.
Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology
"History cannot teach us any general rule, principle, or law. There is no means to abstract from a historical experience a posteriori any theories or theorems concerning human conduct and policies."
SocialismPhilosophy and Methodology
A big reason that socialist ideology has staying power is the tactic of blaming the many failures and disasters of socialist regimes on the alleged fact the regimes "aren't real socialism."
Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology
If time preference is genetically built into humans, are they double discounting future goods? Does this mean people should stop trying to weigh time in their calculations?
HealthStrategyPhilosophy and Methodology
The possibility that someone might pose a threat to another at a future time is not sufficient reason to revoke a person's property rights.
The weird thing about dialectical materialism is that Marx seems to have cobbled it together from two philosophies that contradicted each other.
InflationOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology
In theory, it is possible to adjust inflation measures to account for the many constant changes in prices resulting from changing demand, quality, and innovations. But it's essentially impossible to execute these adjustments accurately.
Philosophy and Methodology
Can indifference be demonstrated in action?
CapitalismPhilosophy and Methodology
Buyers and sellers in the free market do indeed act from self-interest, but Adam Smith never argued that this excludes friendly feelings for those they do business with.
Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory
Presenting "saving lives" as a more or less equal alternative to commerce and community is a misguided view of what the lockdown debate is really all about.