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Rothbard Graduate Seminar 2014

Taxes and SpendingMonetary TheoryPraxeologyValue and Exchange

June 8, 2014June 13, 2014


Auburn, Alabama

The purpose of the Rothbard Graduate Seminar is to provide an intense study of Misesian and Rothbardian economic analytics, along with the substantive conclusions of that research in related fields.

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Rothbard’s Account of the Action Axiom: A Neo-Aristotelian-Thomistic Defense


03/25/2021Mises Media
In this plenary address from the 2021 Austrian Economic Research Conference, Douglas B. Rasmussen speaks on some of the philosophical principles behind Rothbard's work with the action axiom.
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The Great Fiction

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeologyPrivate Property

If you are new to Hoppe’s work, this is an excellent introduction and survey to his syntheses of history, anthropology, property, ethics, and state.
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State-Mandated Vaccines Are a Moral Minefield


02/18/2021Mises Media
Forcing one person to take medication or vaccines for the benefit of another person is directly opposed to basic notions of self-ownership and human rights.
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Quantitative Methods in Economics Can Describe—but Not Explain—Events

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

12/19/2020Mises Media
Human action cannot be analyzed in the same way that one would analyze objects. These quantitative methods do not improve our knowledge of the driving causes in economics.
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Per Bylund on The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipPraxeology

12/03/2020Mises Media
Dr. Bylund and Jeff Deist discuss Covid and government responses against the backdrop of ripple effects, Say's law, "market failure," and the inability of bureaucrats to make rational tradeoffs.
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Corporate Risk Evaluation in the Context of Austrian Business Cycle Theory

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipPraxeology

11/04/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
During the boom phase of the business cycle, the economy shifts to a more risky position as the result of entrepreneurs’ profit targeting. The duration can be used to quantify this risk and to determine the discount rate for calculating the project's present value.


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On the Impossibility of Intellectual Property


08/05/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Beyond being incompatible with natural rights and detrimental to the dissemination of innovations, the concept of intellectual property is a praxeological impossibility.
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