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Richard von Mises: Positivism – A Study in Human Understanding

Unlike his rationalist brother Ludwig von Mises, Richard von Mises had strong empiricist leanings, which found expression in hisfrequency interpretation of probability and his qualified endorsement of logical positivism (or logical empiricism).  His Kleines Lehrbuch des Positivismus was published in … Continue reading

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Given that market monetarism exists

One of the most passionate debates among American free market advocates concerns the question whether one should focus on the abolition of government institutions or incremental reform. Murray Rothbard is closely associated with the “abolitionist” outlook and Milton Friedman is … Continue reading

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Darwinian Politics

Paul H. Rubin’s Darwinian Politics: The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom is a fine introduction to the sociobiology of politics. Rubin is a self-identified libertarian but he makes a serious attempt to avoid dogmatism and consider evidence that points in the … Continue reading

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