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Praxeology and Mathematical Logic

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog04/24/2020

Some argue that praxeology's deductions should be formalized using mathematical logic, but such an approach would be inappropriate for human action, whose axioms are known.

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Popper and the Course of History

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog02/28/2020

Can a scientific law allow us to predict the course of history? Marxists lean in this direction, but Karl Popper says it's impossible. Is he right?

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Peaceful Market Exchange—Not Politics—Harnesses the Value of Diversity

Free MarketsMedia and CultureProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/22/2020

Whether diversity is a social benefit depends on whether it creates excuses to fight each other for special treatment. Politicizing our differences is far more likely to make diversity a source of conflict.

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Paleolithic People Were Not Primitive Communists

SocialismProduction Theory

Blog10/10/2019

Assuming that some groups of foragers indeed practiced "primitive communism," they would have died out because they had lost the fierce competition with the more economically viable "libertarian" tribes. Communism has never appeared spontaneously and "naturally" in the history of mankind.

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Public School Teachers Are Not Underpaid

EducationLabor and Wages

Blog10/01/2018

Many public school teachers are earning far more than they would if they were exposed to market demand.

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Private Cities: A Model for a Truly Free Society?

Decentralization and SecessionMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/07/2018

Private cities may seem outrageously radical or utopian, but  we are already using this approach very successfully in other areas of our lives. The transfer to our social order is only the last step in a development already under way.

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Peter Bos and the Road to Freedom

Political Theory

Blog06/04/2018

"The greatest fallacy of the classical liberals was their assumption that a constitutionally limited state government was necessary."

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Public Labor Unions Are Getting Desperate

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesLegal System

Blog03/08/2018
Unions' traditional arguments are increasingly seen as faulty, so unions are falling back on ever-sketchier claims about their alleged benefits.
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