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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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UBI and the Road to Serfdom

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04/02/2021Friday Philosophy
Not only could the state use the UBI as an instrument of social control; we have every reason to think those in charge of the state would exercise their power for bad motives.
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How the "Bourgeois Deal" Enriched the World

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One of the most striking facts of world history: since about 1800, there has been an enormous increase in the average standard of living throughout the world. Before that date, almost everyone was poor, but then things changed.

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MMT for Conservatives

03/30/2021Power & Market

Jonathan Culbreath thinks conservatives should embrace MMT. He's wrong---nobody should.

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Toshio Murata, R.I.P.

03/27/2021Power & Market

Toshio Murata, a leading Japanese student of Mises, has died at the age of 97.

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Hayek’s Political Argument against Socialism

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03/26/2021Friday Philosophy
Hayek began as a socialist, but he came to believe that the ends of socialism could not be realized by socialist means, and he deemed it his duty to convey this view to a wide public.
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