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Positivism and Behaviorism

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeologySubjectivism

10/15/2018Mises Daily Articles
For the positivist, a man is a machine like an automobile, and the positivist denies to his fellow men the faculty of choosing ends and the means to attain these ends.
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People Love to Move to States Paul Krugman Hates Most

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/31/2018

As it turns out, most American's don't share Professor Krugman's enthusiasm for Big Government.

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Paul Krugman Learns the Wrong Lesson from Denmark

Big GovernmentSocialismOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/21/2018

Paul Krugman is right to praise Denmark, but he likes the one thing that they’re doing wrong and overlooks all the things they get right.

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Preserve Our Fisheries by Expanding Private Property Rights

The Environment

Blog08/10/2018

When people are directly responsible for something — and rely on that thing for current and future sustenance — they will manage it better.

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Politicians Should Need a Supermajority to Raise Taxes

Blog07/16/2018

Allowing lawmakers to raise taxes with a 50% + 1 vote is a recipe for disaster.

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Problems With the Market Monetarist Approach to "Explaining" the Economy

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog05/21/2018

Scott Sumner's Market Monetarist framework is seductively simple, but relies on a definitional trick.

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Poverty Forced Farmers in the "Good Old Days" To Sleep the Winter Away

World History

Blog04/19/2018

Peasants in pre-industrial societies often worked fewer hours than modern-day workers. They also had a shockingly low standard of living. 

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Police: We're the Experts — Don't You Dare Criticize Us

The Police StateU.S. History

Blog03/05/2018

Defenders of police incompetence are falling back on the claim that they are above criticism because they are the "experts."

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