Individual Responsibility and the Pursuit of Meaning and Happiness in a Free Market

Despite the great abundance a relatively free market has brought to the world at least since the industrial revolution, there's no lack of critics who seek to overhaul and replace it with a more ideal system in light of their values and ideologies. The system we're living under encourages greed and numbs people to a … Continue reading Individual Responsibility and the Pursuit of Meaning and Happiness in a Free Market

Why Study Philosophy?

The nature of philosophy - the pursuit of truth and wisdom - has persisted long throughout human history. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Chinese philosophers may have been among the first to document their findings, at least in writing that has remained extant over the millennia, but most likely it has been going on for far … Continue reading Why Study Philosophy?

Book Review | As We Go Marching: A Biting Indictment to the Coming of Domestic Fascism in America – John Flynn

In modern America, the terms "fascism" and "fascist" have come to take on a vague meaning to describe anyone whom one considers abhorrent or disagreeable, and any technical understanding of the terms appears now to almost exclusively be held by scholars in the fields of history, political philosophy, and economics. Not only has these terms … Continue reading Book Review | As We Go Marching: A Biting Indictment to the Coming of Domestic Fascism in America – John Flynn

Book Review | Capitalism in America: An Economic History of the United States – Alan Greenspan & Adrian Wooldridge

Given Alan Greenspan's notorious reputation among libertarians as a Randian free-marketeer who became corrupted during his time in the Federal Reserve and ended up being largely responsible for the easy money policy that contributed to the Great Recession, I was curious as to how he would characterize particular events in the economic history of the … Continue reading Book Review | Capitalism in America: An Economic History of the United States – Alan Greenspan & Adrian Wooldridge

Entrepreneurship in a Stateless Society

Given the State's far-reaching involvement in various aspects of our lives today, it's clear that the absence thereof would at least to some degree have led to an alteration of the social and economic arrangements presently characterizing our societies. Anarchists all agree that a stateless society would, generally speaking, turn out better than a Statist … Continue reading Entrepreneurship in a Stateless Society

Vices and Virtues of Tradition

The process of growth and self-improvement for the individual is to a large extent dependent on following the tracks of others who have come further in life. Early childhood is highly reliant on such imitation, to learn how to walk, speak, read, etc., and likewise must one in many cases seek out help from professionals … Continue reading Vices and Virtues of Tradition

The Epistemology of Mathematical Economics and the Austrian Critique

Table of Contents Introduction Reflections on Epistemology The Epistemology of Mathematics From Physics to Economics Economic Thought Before Econometrics The Origins of Econometrics William Petty Leon Walras Methodenstreite: The Austrians vs. the Prussian Historical School Caveats in Economic Statistics GDP CPI Other metrics Causation or Correlation? Are Economic Equations Really Necessary? What is the Purpose … Continue reading The Epistemology of Mathematical Economics and the Austrian Critique

Is Anarchy a Faustian Bargain?

The common perception of Anarchy today appears to be one of chaos and destruction. Without the State, it is proclaimed, violence would immediately ensue; without law, there'd be no deterrent disincentivizing this, and we'd return, in the words of Thomas Hobbes (1660), to an age where "every man is Enemy to every man", and "the … Continue reading Is Anarchy a Faustian Bargain?

Why Socialism Leads to Totalitarianism and Vice Versa

Despite the horrific experience with Socialism across the world throughout the 20th century, the doctrine still maintains plenty of followers and has been growing especially since the Great Recession. "It wasn't real Socialism," they proclaim. While the Statist Socialists, most of whom call themselves "Democratic Socialists", contend that their system could work as long as … Continue reading Why Socialism Leads to Totalitarianism and Vice Versa

Book Review: Everything You Need to Know But Have Never Been Told | David Icke

The higher the wisdom the more incomprehensible does it become by ignorance. It is a manifest fact that the popular man or writer, is always one who is but little in advance of the mass, and consequently understandable by them: never the man who is far in advance of them and out of their sight. … Continue reading Book Review: Everything You Need to Know But Have Never Been Told | David Icke