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Understanding the Difference between Praxeology and Psychology

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog03/30/2023

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

Blog03/24/2023

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

Blog03/10/2023

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

Blog03/04/2023

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

Blog03/04/2023

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

Blog03/03/2023

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

Blog02/24/2023

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

Blog01/02/2023

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

Blog12/30/2022

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

Blog12/23/2022

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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