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Hoppean Anarcho-Capitalism in Slate

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

Blog03/08/2007

Timothy Noah's Would You Privatize Defense?The case for socialized medicine, Part 1, in the March 6, 2007 Slate unwittingly shows the danger of minarchism and the idea of public goods. Once you accept the notion that...

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Is Economics an Apologia for Capitalism?

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/25/2007

Michael Perelman argues that economics is not an objective science, but an ideology, an apologia for capitalism promoted by the mercantile classes and...

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More on Pinochet and Marxism: The Necessity of Evil Means to Achieve Socialism

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog12/21/2006

Some of the responses to my post on General Pinochet have reminded me that along with the fable of Santa Claus and his reindeer, which is so prominent right now because it is the Christmas Season, there is another fable that is still going...

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General Augusto Pinochet Is Dead

BiographiesOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

Blog12/16/2006

On Sunday, December 10, General Augusto Pinochet of Chile died, at the age of 91. General Pinochet deserves to be remembered for having rescued his country from becoming the second Soviet satellite in the Western hemisphere, after Castro's Cuba, and, like the Soviet Union, and Cuba under...

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An Ideology of Brute Force

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

Blog07/18/2006

In 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Vice President Richard Nixon walked through a replica of a six-room American ranch house that was on display at the American National Exhibition in Moscow.

As the two superpower leaders entered the kitchen area, Nixon pointed to the dishwasher...

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McCully Praises, But Misunderstands, Austrians

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/15/2006

PIMCO bond manager Paul McCulley's recent commentary, A Kind Word for the Austrian School, contrasts the Austrian and Keynesian views on macro-economics. After...

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Mutualism's Support for the Exploitation of Labor and State Coercion

Other Schools of ThoughtPrivate Property

Blog06/23/2006

Mutualism claims to oppose the exploitation of labor, i.e., the theft of any part of its product. But when it comes to labor that has been mixed with land, it turns a blind eye and comes out foursquare on the side of the exploiter.

Thus, to elaborate on the case I presented in my last post...

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Thoughts on Intellectual Property, Scarcity, Labor-ownership, Metaphors, and Lockean Homesteading

Legal SystemMonopoly and CompetitionOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/26/2006

The following edited comments are excerpted from a recent email discussion with Walter Block and one of his correspondents, a Philosophy Professor (designated [PhilProf] below):

Walter, [PhilProf] -- Thanks for your email. Only time for a few comments now....

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The end of the classroom as we know it

EducationTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/24/2005

The Huntsville Times was prompted by Bill Gates's good comments on education to interview others on the topic, and I was among them.

Note the person quoted at the end of the piece, who suggests that the solution to the public school problem is for the government to get the kids earlier...

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Liberalism is the "New Communism"

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/30/2005

Jacques Chirac seems to be on the verge of waging all out war against the gravest possible threat to his country: ultra-liberalism (hint: that's what Misesians favor). He has announced that ultra-liberalism is...

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