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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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Rothbard on Immoral Choices


01/14/2022Friday Philosophy
Some oppose the free market because it allows them to make immoral choices. How can promarket people respond to this critique without relying on their value system?
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Misunderstanding Demonstrated Preference

Calculation and KnowledgePraxeologySubjectivism

01/07/2022Friday Philosophy
Demonstrated preference has everything to do with the choices an economic actor faces in a given moment, not all the conceivable options.
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"The State" Is an Abstract Idea. So How Is the State Also So Murderous?

Political Theory

01/06/2022Mises Media
An abstract state is built on patriotism. And when patriotism becomes "the highest of all virtues and the source of all the remaining ones,” states can get away with almost anything.
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True Competition versus the Monopolist "Minimal State"


Suppose some people don't like the services furnished by a "minimal state." Don't these people have the right to establish their own services to compete with the minimal state?

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Nationalism: Good and Bad

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

12/24/2021Friday Philosophy
Historian Allen C. Guelzo thinks Robert E. Lee's greatest crime was betraying his native country.
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