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David Ramsay Steele

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David Ramsay Steele on Socialist Calculation, Mental Illness, and the JFK Assassination

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

10/07/2020Mises Media
Libertarian writer David Ramsay Steele joins Bob for a fun tour of some essays from his collection, "The Mystery of Fascism".
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The Failure of Bolshevism and Its Aftermath

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

11/24/2017The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Judged by its announced goals, Bolshevism failed. Was Russia "not yet ripe" for socialism?


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Hayek's Theory of Cultural Group Selection

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper establishes what Hayek's evolutionary theory is, and argues (by reference to the preconditions of Darwinian natural selection) that it is scarcely tenable. It advances a third possible way in which social institutions might develop, and contends that this third way is the mode of social...


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Posing the Problem: The Impossibility of Economic Calculation under Socialism

Other Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
For industry to be operated effectively, it is necessary that those in charge be able to perform "economic calculation." It does not matter at all, for the purposes of this argument, whether "those in charge" are professional managers, acquisitive capitalists, workers' councils or other...


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