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David Gordon

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David Gordon is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He was educated at UCLA, where he earned his PhD in intellectual history. He is the author of Resurrecting Marx: The Analytical Marxists on Exploitation, Freedom, and JusticeThe Philosophical Origins of Austrian EconomicsAn Introduction to Economic Reasoning, and Critics of Marx. He is also editor of Secession, State, and Liberty and coeditor of H.B. Acton's Morals of Markets and Other Essays.

Dr. Gordon is the editor of the  Mises Review, and a contributor to such journals as Analysis, the International Philosophic Quarterly, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

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What You Always Wanted to Know about David Stove


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


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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Putnam on Objective Ethics in Economics

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While Hilary Putnam was not a friend of free-market economics and remained a socialist throughout his life, he made important contributions to the subject of ethics.

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Why So Much Hate for the Free Market?

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04/07/2022The Austrian
Given the manifest superiority of the free market, why do so many intellectuals reject it?
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What’s in a Name? Why the Definition of Capitalism Matters


04/02/2022Mises Media
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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