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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 the "...

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And they call us nostalgic!

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

Blog03/01/2005

This article published in the Monthly Review, March 2005, meaning this year, not a century ago:

"The only solution, as difficult as this may be to contemplate at the present time, is socialism; socialism, that is, as the socialist...

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Objectivists Close to Rothbardians??

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2005

Most of us are familiar with the feud between Rothbard and Rand, and of other aspects of Rand's personal life that make great fodder for jokes. There are also plenty of self-described Objectivists who...

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On Radicalism and Calling a Spade a Spade

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

Blog02/04/2005

From an interview with Milton Friedman (2), a good story about Mises and the Mont Pelerin Society. It's told to critique him; but to me, it shows...

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Economic Thought in Ancient Greece

Global EconomyWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

10/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
The principal characteristic shared by Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle — the three greatest philosophers of ancient Greece — was their inability to grasp the essential principles of the spontaneous market order and its dynamic process of social cooperation.
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Marx's Terrifying Vision of "Raw Communism"

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

09/27/2018Mises Daily Articles
Karl Marx portrayed a horrifying and violent state of society which is allegedly necessary "to reduce all to a common level."
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Richard Cantillon: An Introduction

Capital and Interest TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

09/22/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Jevons called Cantillon's Essai the "Cradle of Political Economy." It was one of the few books quoted by Adam Smith and it deserves reading by any serious thinker of political economy today.
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