Praxeology

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Nozick Once Again

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog10 hours ago

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?

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Robert Nozick on Austrian Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog05/08/2020

It isn’t a good argument against Austrian economics that someone might come up with a science that made better predictions. You have to show us the science, so that it can be compared with praxeology. Suffice it to say that this hasn’t been done.

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Fail: Quantitative Methods Presume That Human Action Is Reflexive

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog03/21/2020

Quantitative methods can't be applied to human action, which is purposeful and not a mere reflex. For this reason, mathematical formulas can only describe events, never explain them.

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Logic and the Disutility of Labor

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog03/13/2020

Choosing between labor and leisure is not like choosing between apples and oranges. Many people like both kinds of fruit. But labor involves disutility, so a better choice is this: between apples and rotten oranges.

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Why Don't Pro-Tax Millionaires Just Pay More Tax Voluntarily?

Political TheoryPraxeology

Blog02/28/2020

Many rich people publicly support measures to "raise taxes on the rich." This is because the cost of voting to give away $1 million is far lower than the cost of actually giving it away.

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Humans Have Goals. And They Value Goods and Services Accordingly.

PraxeologySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog02/10/2020

A given goal dictates the specific means that an individual will choose for the attainment of that end. People make choices that they think will help them achieve an end.

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Why Paternalists Keep Calling Us "Irrational"

Calculation and KnowledgeOther Schools of ThoughtPraxeology

Blog01/03/2020

Central planners like Cass Sunstein think our alleged "irrationality" means we need the government to intervene in our daily lives.

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Do Austrians Really Reject Empirical Evidence?

PraxeologyPrices

Blog03/28/2018

Statistics and empirical data aren't ignored by Austrians. Rather, they are relegated to their proper place in the economic edifice.

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Mises and His Methods

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog02/20/2018
How did Mises go about doing economics? How do his methods compare with those of the modern mainstream?
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