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Socialism and the Anarchy of Production

Socialism

1 hour agoThe Journal of Libertarian Studies
Why is it impossible for anyone to develop a comprehensive plan of production as a whole? This article explains, applying the conclusion to the experience of the Soviet Union.
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Secession in Virginia Would Defuse the State's Conflict over Guns

Decentralization and Secession

Blog2 hours ago

If opponents of the current ideological winds blowing in Virginia find themselves in a permanent minority, it may very well be that the only method of defending the minority position is by leaving the state. But "exit" can theoretically be obtained in more than one way.

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Economics: The "Other Side" of Politics

2 hours agoPower & Market

The underlying problem, especially in democracies, is widespread economic illiteracy.

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Hegel's Very Odd Definition of Freedom

SocialismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog3 hours ago

Liberalism conceives of freedom as the absence of constraint, but Hegel's definition is more expansive. And, of course, the state is a necessary condition for it.

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What We Really Mean When We Talk About Values and Prices in the Marketplace

PricesValue and Exchange

Blog9 hours ago

Values of goods are not static things that can be used for central planning. Values apply only to a particular transaction at a particular place and at a given time by human beings.

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Breaking Out of the Walrasian Box: The Cases of Schumpeter and Hansen

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

01/23/2020Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
Mathematics enjoys the prestige of being truly “scientific,” but it is difficult to mathematize the messy and fuzzy uncertainties and inevitable errors of real world entrepreneurship and human actions.
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Why "One Man, One Vote" Doesn't Work

Decentralization and Secession

Blog01/23/2020

Efforts to abolish the US Senate because it's "undemocratic" employ a very crude and dangerous type of majoritarianism.

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Meet the Spendthrifts

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/23/2020

If the government were a sitcom family, they would be called the Spendthrifts, and no one would dream of trusting them with credit.

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