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

The Importance of Epistemology in Devising An Objective Morality

In a previous article, I laid out a framework for how one to understand the concept of an objective morality, as well as suggesting a strategy for adequately defining its boundaries and inferring principles therefore. Though this may work as a starting point, however, there's still much left to be considered and discussed to even … Continue reading The Importance of Epistemology in Devising An Objective Morality

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?

Dismantling Moral Relativism: The Meaning of Objective Morality and What it Means for the Credibility of Government Law

Questions concerning morality and ethics have been pondered on since the dawn of consciousness. The ability to make our own decisions have brought along responsibility for us to distinguish between right and wrong, and most of us have some degree of conscience to remind us of our principles in circumstances with difficult choices. Conscience can, … Continue reading Dismantling Moral Relativism: The Meaning of Objective Morality and What it Means for the Credibility of Government Law

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

Metrics vs People in Economic Analysis

Metrics are created to establish quantifiable ways to determine certain trends, be they positive, negative, or neutral. As far as the metrics appropriately signal what they're intended to represent, they may be quite useful to a certain extent, but unless one is conscious of their limitations, they can be "cheated" and accordingly become misleading indicators. … Continue reading Metrics vs People in Economic Analysis

The Role of Faith in the Rational Mind

During the last few centuries, the philosophy underlying Western culture has gradually been molded to increasingly resist and counter religious impulses, the effects of which have manifested themselves especially intensely in recent decades. For better or worse, less and less people seem to believe in any god or religious manifestations, care about its scriptures, or … Continue reading The Role of Faith in the Rational Mind

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