Philosophy and Methodology

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Natural-Law Libertarianism and the Pursuit of Justice

Legal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog06/07/2017
Before endorsing a legal system, libertarians must first figure out what justice is. The natural-law framework is one way of figuring this out.

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How Not to Study the State

EducationPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/26/2017
Most high school government classes offer an analysis of the state that's shockingly simplistic and simple-minded.

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3 Ways the Critics Get Praxeology Wrong

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/21/2017
Many critics of Mises are attacking a caricature of what Mises called praxeology — which is simply logic applied to human choice, or action.

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Libertarianism at the Brink

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/16/2017
Cato's Brink Lindsey says we can't evaluate complete laissez-faire because it does not exist; but he somehow "knows" government intervention is better.

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What Individualism Is, and What It Is Not

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/08/2017
What individualism teaches us is that society is greater than the individual only in so far as it is free.

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What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2017
Austro-libertarians will find much to admire in his brilliant takedowns of the “pseudo-experts” in academia, journalism, politics, and science.

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Herbert Spencer: Protectionism Is "Aggressionism"

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/02/2017
Protectionism only "protects" by having the state attack property rights through higher taxes or prohibitions on those who wish to trade freely.

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Justice and "Social Justice" Are Two Very Different Things

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
There's no way to square the coercive positive rights of “social justice” with the concept of “liberty and justice for all.”

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Nietzsche and the State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Nietzsche thought that the state would probably be replaced by private protection agencies.

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