James E. Miller has sparked a debate on this blog about the biggest question in moral philosophy: is there a natural foundation for justice or are notions of right and wrong the product of human contrivance? That is a question
Members of an Austrian school of economics forum to which I belong have been discussing the source of economic progress. It began with the usual elements of capital, technological development, and managerial expertise before getting more philosophical when a member
The question of natural rights has bogged the thinking of philosophers for centuries. In a recent book review of Trevor Blake’s Confessions of a Failed Egoist and Other Essays, Nicholas James Pell brings up an interesting argument against the moral
Reprinted from Lions of Liberty In Terrence Malek’s 2013 film “To the Wonder,” the recluse director attempts to share his spiritual vision of “wonder” with the audience. Known for his abstract messaging and visionary cinematography, Malek’s most recent flick garnered
One of the key things that separates humans from animals is the ability to make plans and then act on those plans. That humans have intentions is the basis of all morality, economics, and law. As such, it is important
On Tuesday 11th March, Detlev Schlichter gave a on “Economics and the a priori: In defense of Ludwig von Mises” to the Libertarian Alliance in London.
Reprinted from TheBestSchools.org Austrian economics, of course, is the school of thought which holds that the free market is basically self-regulating and that the government’s role should be limited to providing a reliable and predictable legal structure within which all
Catch one of the latest episodes of “Better Red Than Dead” with special guest libertarian personality Julie Borowski! You can listen here.
An op-ed page discussion of Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince is the last place to expect another bit of carping about present-day inequalities of wealth. But that’s what the Toronto Star presented its readers today in a mini-symposium commemorating the 500th anniversary of
Reprinted from Mises.org Ludwig von Mises and Joseph Schumpeter are the most famous economists trained by the older Austrian School, although generally Schumpeter has received the lion’s share of attention. This is especially true, for example, in the field of entrepreneurship.