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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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Mises and Rothbard on Democracy

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog08/21/2020

Is democracy a vehicle for the peaceful transfer of power out of the hands of an unpopular government? Are ballots a substitute for bullets?

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Mises and the Lockean Proviso

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/12/2020

"The natural condition of man is extreme poverty and insecurity. It is romantic nonsense to lament the passing of the happy days of primitive barbarism."

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Murray Rothbard and Thomas Kuhn

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog05/01/2020

Thomas Kuhn influenced Rothbard by demolishing the notion that the history of science is one of continual progress. The truth is that once a paradigm becomes established, its basic tenets are not questioned at all until major problems crop up.

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Mises versus Rand on the Origins of Nazism

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog04/17/2020

Ludwig von Mises and Ayn Rand held very different views about the origins of Nazism, and in this article I am going to describe these differences. Both involve German philosophical ideas.

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Modern Monetary Theory Is an Old Marxist Idea

Monetary PolicyMoney and BanksSocialism

Blog03/12/2020

Modern monetary theory (MMT) conveniently facilitates dangerous policies and ideas that seemed unrealistic, like universal basic income and “helicopter money,” and that have been particularly propagated by government-sponsored economists for the past few years. 

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Mexico's Leftist Leader Is Turning Out To Be a Disaster

Media and Culture

The last sixteen months of López Obrador's administration have been a show of incompetence, yet people continue to cling to the idea that the key to solving Mexico's problems is getting the "right people" in office.

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Markets Rely on Accurate and Honest Information — But Governments Want the Opposite

PricesValue and Exchange

Blog10/03/2019

Market prices reveal critical information about sellers, buyers, and market demand. But government interference in markets substitutes a fake version of reality that leads to impoverishment.

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