Friday Philosophy

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Rothbard on the Court Intellectuals

Media and CulturePhilosophy

05/13/2022Friday Philosophy
Look closely and you'll notice that elite professors, doctors, economists, and other intellectuals use their social standing to justify the state's policies and maintain its image.
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Mises and Fascism

PhilosophyWorld History

05/06/2022Friday Philosophy
Perry Anderson twisted Mises's words into a defense of fascism. Here's what Mises really thought.
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What Money Can’t Buy

CapitalismPhilosophy

04/29/2022Friday Philosophy
Marx and Engels don't simply condemn capitalism. They note that by reducing everything to trade in money, it has made the reality of exploitation easier to see.
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What You Always Wanted to Know about David Stove

Philosophy

04/22/2022Friday Philosophy
Current irrationalist modes of thought all contend that because our thinking about the world is conditioned in a certain way, it does not grasp the world as it really exists.
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What You Always Wanted to Know about Alfred Schutz

Philosophy

04/15/2022Friday Philosophy
Schutz agrees with Mises that all human action is rational, in the sense that the actor has a goal or end and adopts means that he thinks are suitable to attain that end.
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Carl Schmitt and Murray Rothbard

Philosophy

04/01/2022Friday Philosophy
Do individual rights cease to exist in emergencies or are they only temporarily frozen? Does anyone have the right to decide when there's an emergency—and when these rights disappear?
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Rothbard on Marxism as a Religion

Philosophy

03/25/2022Friday Philosophy
Murray Rothbard’s criticism of Marxism is often misunderstood.
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What’s in a Name? Why the Definition of Capitalism Matters

CapitalismPhilosophy

03/18/2022Friday Philosophy
Capitalism is often blamed for the effects of policies that aren't capitalism. This is why we need a better definition of capitalism.
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Mises, Kant, and Worker Exploitation

03/11/2022Friday Philosophy
Mises shows that even if you accept Kant, you should reject socialism.
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Burned at the Stake: Stakeholder Theory and Shareholder Interests Don't Line Up

Philosophy

03/04/2022Friday Philosophy
An obvious criticism of stakeholder theory is that the key notion of the theory is undefined. Who counts as a “stakeholder”?
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