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Praxeology and Hostile Action

Praxeology according to Mises Ludwig von Mises saw praxeology — “the general theory of human action” — as the foundation of proper economic reasoning. Starting from the self-evident fact that men “act” so as to substitute more satisfactory states of affairs for those now existing, he believed he could build the basic toolkit of economic science by working deductively from ... [click for more]

Free Trade Is Fair Trade

As relayed by Harvard economics professor and chairman of George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, N. Gregory Mankiw, “The Princeton economist Alan Blinder once proposed Murphy’s Law of economic policy: ‘Economists have the least influence on policy where they know the most and are most agreed; they have the most influence on policy where they know the least ... [click for more]

Economic Ideas: Plato, Aristotle, and the Ancient Greeks, Part 2

When we turn to the other most famous ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle (384 B.C. – 322 B.C.), we find little of the political regimentation that characterizes his teacher, Plato. For Aristotle, the appropriate behavior is the “golden mean,” that is, the avoidance of “extreme” or unrealistic goals or conduct in the affairs of men. While he hopes that wise policies ... [click for more]

The TSA Treats Americans like Gitmo Detainees

If you use hand sanitizer when traveling, the Transportation Security Administration can badger you as if you were a terrorist suspect. The TSA is the biggest hassle most Americans will encounter when they fly. I learned that first-hand while flying home from Portland, Oregon, last Thanksgiving morning. I arrived at the airport two hours before my flight. As usual, I ... [click for more]

Abolish the Corporate Income Tax

The European Commission last month ordered Ireland to collect $14.5 billion in unpaid corporate taxes from the U.S. company Apple. Europe’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, who has made tax avoidance a central focus, said that “Apple’s illegal deals with the Irish government allowed the technology giant to pay virtually nothing on its European business in some years.” It ... [click for more]

Wards of the Nanny State: Protecting America’s Children from Police State Goons, Bureaucratic Idiots, and Mercenary Creeps

When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ said in a speech on November 6, 1933, “I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.’”—As ... [click for more]

Economic Ideas: Plato, Aristotle, and the Ancient Greeks, Part 1

The ancient Greeks left a wealth of knowledge through their surviving writings on a wide variety of themes, including science, logic, philosophy, literature, and the arts. In addition, the city-state of Athens is considered the birthplace of intellectual freedom and democracy – lasting legacies that helped to mold the ideas that have influenced the development of ... [click for more]

Why I Favor Limited Government, Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 There are two important points that one should recognize about the anarchy paradigm. First, under anarchy, there would no longer be a United States of America, and no longer would there be any U.S. citizens. There ... [click for more]
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