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  • Re: Veblen

    Veblen was an institutionalist, sometimes seen as the father of this approach. American institutionalism is somewhat similar to the German (Prussian) historical school. Veblen took a anthropological or sociological approach to economics. He also looked into power relations and vested interest. I agree...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Torsten on Wed, Nov 28 2012
  • Re: Praxeology and Realism

    Welcome to the forum Sam and thanks for the interesting thread. [quote user="Sam"]The following are ideas I have read about, rather than my position. I do think they merit consideration, but I haven't reached a conclusion yet. (I just thought I'd clear that up so I don't get labelled...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Torsten on Tue, Jul 15 2008
  • Re: The social contract.

    [quote user="Brainpolice"]No it does not. [/quote] No it does, or rather as I have written it may : "...Being of some nation etc. may imply certain duties, rights and norms as well..." [quote user="Brainpolice"]It only does if we assume a false premise, I.E. legitimacy....
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Sat, May 31 2008
  • Re: 5 Reasons Not to Vote

    [quote user="jsh"] A small government advocate is still a statist. If a small government is justified, so is a big government. [/quote] That would depend on what someone considers justified. There can be gradual differences between types of governments and they way they are intruding in the...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Thu, Sep 27 2007
  • Re: 5 Reasons Not to Vote

    [quote user="csullivan"]While I do understand the anti-voting folks--and often live by that same rule--I think that to completely write off voting is troublesome . While the system itself is bad, do we not have some moral obligation to try to fix it IF (and only if) a serious possibility of...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Wed, Sep 26 2007
  • The different options of institutional/political arrangements.

    What are they? Another thread mentioned anarchocapitalism, there are others as well... Minimal state - limited to law enforcement Extention to public goods i.e. roads, infrastructure and certain services Bureaucratic management of public, economic and even private life State controlling means of production...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Sat, Sep 22 2007
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