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Ayn Rand and Garet Garrett

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologySubjectivism


In Justin Raimondo's fun and lively book Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement, he makes an argument that I did not find convincing. He argued that...

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Why do we obey speed limits?

Legal SystemSubjectivism


The last few days, I've seen so many things on that I wanted to blog here, but there's really way too much: the best thing is to get over there now and get involved in what is turning out to be a wonderful conversation about liberty and economics. In any...

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The Blockean Proviso

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate PropertySubjectivism


I was having an interesting discussion via email about one of Walter Block's arguments. A quick summary. Block says that just as nature abhors a vacuum, libertarianism "abhors" unowned property; that the...

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Vices, values, and arbitrary standards



I picked up a new vice a month ago: homemade espresso. Of course, to enjoy this delight, I first had to purchase an espresso machine. Like almost every product on the market, a wide range of espresso machines is available. A simple online search reveals prices ranging from $29.99 to well over $...

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Should we serve God regardless of cost?

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism


Elisabeth Tamedly (Lenches), author of this wonderful treatise that we just posted, also contributed an interesting piece found here. She writes:

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Rothbard's Underappreciated Contributions to Public Goods Analysis

Taxes and SpendingSubjectivismValue and Exchange

03/06/2021Mises Media
The assertion that “tax-financed public goods can make us all better off” is just that: an assertion. As Rothbard showed, there is no reason to just assume consumers would pay for these amenities were they not forced to through taxation.
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The Monetary Approach to the Balance of Payments

Gold StandardMonetary TheorySubjectivism

01/30/2021Mises Daily Articles
Mises grounds his balance-of-payments analysis on the insight that it is a monetary concept.
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A Subjectivist Approach to Team Entrepreneurship


12/11/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
This article theoretically refines and empirically extends the subjectivist approach to team entrepreneurship, finding that positive internal and external team dynamics contribute to team effectiveness.
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