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Individual Responsibility and Guilt

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog2 hours ago

Susan Neiman contends Southerners need to acknowledge guilt for slavery, segregation, and lynching, and "work off" the past. But collective responsibility is a chimera, and a dangerous one at that.

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Socialism: A Brief Taxonomy

Socialism

Blog02/15/2020

From orthodox Marxism to anarcho-syndicalism, here's a brief guide to the many flavors of socialism.

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Wicksteed on Surplus Value

Blog02/14/2020

Many people are familiar with Eugen von Bőhm-Bawerk's damning critique of Marx, but Philip Wicksteed also took the time to show where Marx had gone wrong and struck his surplus theory of value a fatal blow.

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Rothbard: The Constitution Was a Coup d'État

Book ReviewsU.S. History

Blog02/13/2020

Rothbard took the American Revolution to be mainly libertarian in its inspiration, but he contends that the libertarian impulses of the Revolution were betrayed by a centralizing coup d’état. If Rothbard is right, the Constitution as written provides ample scope for tyranny.

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Why Entrepreneurs Miss Market Opportunities

The Entrepreneur

Blog02/11/2020

Consumers are unpredictable, so it's very easy to miss important entrepreneurial opportunities. Entrepreneurship isn't as easy as it looks.

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Remembering Burt Blumert

02/11/2020Power & Market

Today would have been the ninety-first birthday of Burt Blumert, one of the greatest personalities of the modern libertarian movement.

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What Is Aggression?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog02/07/2020

Is just aiding and abetting someone in committing an aggressive act a violation of the nonaggression principle? What if you were "just" driving the getaway car?

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Your Rational Self vs. Your Irrational Self

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2020

How can paternalists say that when they make it more difficult for you to smoke they aren’t interfering with your freedom? They've come up with a bizarre rationale.

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