Politics/Economics

Mises, Hoppe, and Rothbard: On The Foundations Of Liberty

Originally Published On The Austro Libertarian The debate over the proper philosophical foundation for economics, ethics, and political theory (which, being focused on the justification for the use of force in society, is a particular application of ethics), is grounded in the study of knowledge; or, epistemology. This is why the first hundred pages or so… Continue reading Mises, Hoppe, and Rothbard: On The Foundations Of Liberty

A Spontaneous Order

A Spontaneous Order: Epistemology & Praxeology

Consider purchasing a copy of A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case For A Stateless Society Introduction: Science & Knowledge The primary task of epistemology is to construct a theory that describes knowledge and how it is attained. Epistemology grapples with the nature and nuances of knowledge: its function, its operation, and its boundaries. The systematic… Continue reading A Spontaneous Order: Epistemology & Praxeology

History/Culture, Politics/Economics

Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis

[From Chapter 4 of The Economics and Ethics of Private Property by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.] I will do the following in this chapter: First, I will present a series of theses that constitute the hard-core of the Marxist theory of history. I claim that all of them are essentially correct. Then I will show how these true theses… Continue reading Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis

History/Culture, Politics/Economics

Going Nuclear (Family) Against The State

The nuclear family, defined as a monogamous pair bonded couple raising their mutual offspring, is the first and last defense of private property and, by extension, civilization itself.  Unfortunately, Cultural Marxism is progressively eroding these fundamental pillars of civilization, making it the greatest threat to our way of life and standard of living. The Neolithic Revolution,… Continue reading Going Nuclear (Family) Against The State

Politics/Economics

Hoppe On Why Mises > Hayek

Let me begin with a quote from an article that my old friend Ralph Raico wrote some 15 years ago: Ludwig von Mises and F. A. Hayek are widely considered the most eminent classical liberal thinkers of this century. They are also the two best known Austrian economists. They were great scholars and great men.… Continue reading Hoppe On Why Mises > Hayek