Politics/Economics

Economic Theory Explains The Data, Not Vice Versa

Originally published at Austro-Libertarian under the title "Economic Analysis and the Limits of Empirical Data and Model Driven Conclusions" We live in the age of the anti-apriori; a complete rejection of any theory which exists independent of “the data.” This refusal to embrace or even consider the importance of theory advertises itself as a commitment to… Continue reading Economic Theory Explains The Data, Not Vice Versa

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

Politics/Economics

Argumentation Ethics: The Ultimate Proof For Libertarianism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8UE3QAV8JM [Originally published at The Libertarian Alliance Blog, 9 Oct. 2016. Version below edited to include links and notes.]1 I At repeated requests from many sides – and given my already advanced stage in life – I have deemed it appropriate to take this opportunity to speak a bit about myself. Not about my private life,… Continue reading Argumentation Ethics: The Ultimate Proof For Libertarianism