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From CO2 Science: "A 221-Year Temperature History of the Southwest Coast of Greenland"

BlogJune 27, 2006

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A 221-Year Temperature History of the Southwest Coast of Greenland

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8. Misinterpretation of the Climate of Opinion

Online Text Page from The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science, Ch. Chapter 5: On Some Popular Errors Concerning the Scope and Method of Economics

One does not explain a doctrine and actions engendered by it if one declares that it was generated by the spirit of the age or by the personal or geographical environment of the actors. In resorting to such interpretations one merely stresses the fact that a definite idea was in agreement with other ideas held at the same time and in the same milieu by other people. What is called the spirit of an age, of the members of a collective, or of a certain milieu is precisely the doctrines prevailing among the individuals concerned.

Principles of Economics

BooksJuly 20, 2005
In the beginning, there was Menger . It was this book that reformulated — and really rescued — economic science...

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Economics in One Lesson

BooksDecember 29, 2011
This is probably the most important economics book ever written, in the sense that it offers the greatest hope to educating everyone about the meaning of the science.

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The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Mises deals with the core of economics as a science.

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An Outline of the Science of Political Economy

BooksMay 28, 2008
An outline of the Science which treats of the Nature, the Production, and the Distribution of Wealth.

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Economic Science and the Austrian Method

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Hoppe sets the praxeological view against positivism, while taking the critics of the Austrian approach head on.

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Thinking as a Science

BooksMarch 5, 2008
It's incredible that Hazlitt's 1916 tutorial on how to think would still hold up after all these years...

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An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science

BooksJuly 20, 2005
An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science by Lionel Robbins first appeared in 1932 as an outstanding English-language statement of the Misesian view of economic method, namely that economics is a social science and must advance its propositions by means of deductive reasoning and...

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The Free Market and Its Enemies: Pseudo-Science, Socialism, and Inflation

BooksMarch 25, 2009
None of us have the chance to study directly under Mises as classroom lecturer, but this book gets us as close to that ideal as is possible.

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Investigations into the Method of the Social Sciences

BooksMarch 28, 2009
Here is the book that gave the Austrian School its name. Menger — the founder of the School — lays the foundation for later developments by Mises and others.

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The Mantle of Science

JournalsJuly 20, 2005
Scientism and Values , Helmut Schoeck and James W. Wiggins, eds . (Princeton, N.J.: D. Van Nostrand ), 1960; The Logic of Action One: Method, Money, and the Austrian School (Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar , 1997), pp . 3-23.

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Man, Economy, and State, with Power and Market

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard provides a sweeping presentation of Austrian economic theory, a reconstruction of many aspects of that theory, a rigorous criticism of alternative schools, and an inspiring look at a science of liberty that concerns nearly everything and should concern everyone.

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3. Epistemological Relativism in the Sciences of Human Action

Online Text Page from Money, Method, and the Market Process, Ch. Method

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Up to the eighteenth century, historians paid little or no attention to the epistemological problems of their craft.

Principles of Economics: Study Guide

BooksFebruary 8, 2008
A study guide to Menger's Principles of Economics , prepared in 2008 for distribution through Mises.org...

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20. The Role of Doctrines in Human History

Online Text Page from Money, Method, and the Market Process, Ch. Ideas

I. Thought and Conduct*

Earlier historians dealt almost exclusively with the deeds and exploits of kings and warriors. They paid little or no attention to the slowly working changes in social and economic conditions. They did not bother about the modifications of doctrines, creeds, and mentalities.

9. The Role of Time in the Economy

Online Text Page from Epistemological Problems of Economics, Ch. 4. On the Development of the Subjective Theory of Value

Classical economics distinguished three factors of production: land, labor, and capital. Inasmuch as capital can be resolved into land and labor, two factors remain: labor and the "conditions of well-being" made available by nature. If consumption goods are disregarded, these alone, according to the view to be found in the older literature, are the objects of economizing.

The Climate Debate: When Science Serves the State

Mises DailyMarch 2, 2005
With the Kyoto Treaty, writes Joseph Potts, government and science have found each other, and the spawn of this marriage look set to destroy global wealth on a scale that will render the greatest of history’s wars trivial by comparison.

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The Role of Intellectuals

Online Text Page from What Must Be Done, Ch. What Must Be Done

Before explaining this answer as another step in the direction of this goal, a second sociological fact has to be recognized: the change of the role of intellectuals, of education, and of ideology. As soon as the protection agency becomes a territorial monopolist—that is, a State—it is turned from a genuine protector into a protection racket. And in light of resistance on the part of the victims of this protection racket, a State is in need of legitimacy, of intellectual justification for what it does.