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Rand Paul Is Right about the Nazis and Socialism

SocialismWorld History

Blog10/16/2020

Mises in 1944: "The German and the Russian systems of socialism have in common the fact that the government has full control of the means of production."

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Can Rawlsian Democracy Coexist with Markets?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/09/2020

To adopt a Rawlsian account of justice, you have to accept democratic participation in a strong sense. For Rawls, the people in a society must decide political questions together.

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Our Politicians Would Probably Be Better If We Picked Them by Lot

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2020

Rather than choose among a group of narcissists desperate to become popular by redistributing the income of others, why not choose officeholders by lot for a single term?

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Mises's Complicated View of Christianity

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/02/2020

"With regard to the doctrine that God is wholly other than man and that his essence and nature cannot be grasped by mortal man, the natural sciences and a philosophy derived from them have nothing to say."

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The Wisdom of Cato's Letters

Political Theory

Blog09/30/2020

No man has the power to take life or property from another except in self defense. It would be immoral to do otherwise, and man cannot make it moral by having the state do it.

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Mises and Moral Relativism

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

Blog09/25/2020

Mises thought that social cooperation through the free market resulted in peace and prosperity, regardless of whether people or societies accepted this or not.

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Abolishing Meritocracy Will Require a Whole Lot of Government Intervention

Book ReviewsProgressivismSocialism

Blog09/22/2020

If you think that it up to people themselves to decide whom they wish to associate with, I am afraid that in Sandel's mind, you are an elitist guilty of hubris.

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Willmoore Kendall on Mill and Free Speech

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog09/18/2020

Kendall, a leading twentieth-century conservative, admired Rousseau and thought it was a good thing that Rousseau's "general will" of the people suppresses freedom of opinion.

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