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Property Rights and the Pollution Problem

PhilosophyProperty Rights

02/25/2021Friday Philosophy
At what point does a "trivial" violation of property rights become a major problem? There is not an easy answer.
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Bulls, Bears, and Beyond: In Depth with James Grant

U.S. HistoryBusiness Cycles

02/25/2021The Austrian
"The Fed is arsonist and fireman all rolled up into one," says James Grant in the latest issue of The Austrian.
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Are There Any Limits to Natural Rights?

LawPhilosophy and Methodology

02/19/2021Friday Philosophy
Opponents of natural rights often claim that natural rights aren't real because these rights have no clear boundaries. They claim we need a state to set these limits. Rothbard demonstrated that this claim is weak at best.
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Mises University Schedule, Accommodations, Airport & Required Reading

EducationAustrian Economics Overview

02/17/2021Academic Resources
Following is information on Mises U accommodations, airport shuttle and the readings that students must complete before attending Mises University. All materials are available on free of charge.
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Community and Civil Society Over State

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

02/12/2021The Austrian
Raghuram Rajan has written a surprising book calling for strengthening of the local, “proximate,” community.
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The Problem with "You Own What You Make"

LibertarianismPhilosophyProperty RightsPhilosophy and Methodology

02/12/2021Friday Philosophy
In my view the language of “homesteading” of persons (i.e., children) is best abandoned. Retaining it causes confusion, and nothing essential to the theory is lost by giving it up.
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Entrepreneurial Empowerment: You Are Only as Good as Your Employees

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurship

02/10/2021Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Successful entrepreneurial leaders play a central role in empowering employees to use their localized knowledge.


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Turning the Word Upside Down: How Cantillon Redefined the Entrepreneur

The EntrepreneurCantillon

02/06/2021Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The word entrepreneur originally meant someone who is active, risky, and even violent. Richard Cantillon changed both the meaning of the word, and our ideas of what entrepreneurs are.
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William Graham Sumner Was No "Social Darwinist"

Philosophy and Methodology

02/05/2021Friday Philosophy
William Graham Sumner did not believe in "social Darwinism" as his critics think, but rather that to survive, people must organize themselves in a society. Sumner is right.
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What Rights Do Future Generations Have?

Philosophy and Methodology

01/29/2021Friday Philosophy
Many say economics must focus on preserving resources for distant future generations. They say climate change is why. That's may seem convincing in the abstract, but we soon learn how hard it is to predict future needs, and to ignore present ones.
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