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  • Goods and Austrian bads

    Austrian economics claims that everyone values more of a good than less. However, I don't see how this can be universally true. For example, let's say that I have the choice between having my dog fetch me 2 dead cats to eat, and 5 dead cats to eat. I like to eat dead cats (for whatever reason...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Buzz Killington on Wed, Oct 31 2012
  • Re: Does libertarianism promote the dignity of the poor?

    Altruism is impossible in terms of praxeology. If all humans actions are to ease the actor's discomfort , then human altruism doesn't exist. In that case we may have spot a problem with praxeology. Easing discomfort can be one motivation for action. But I don't think it's the only one...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Sun, Jul 15 2012
  • Re: The epistemological status of Praxeology.

    Yes, the analogy is a bit badly chosen. And proofs for the existance of God are usually far more elaborate. Sometimes they are kind of a tautological or axiomatic nature and use introspection. Human action could be disputed by claiming that humans are just automatons that act upon stimuli, which can...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Torsten on Wed, Jun 27 2012
  • Question on designing Austrian Economics research proposal

    Hi, I'm taking a stab at applying for a PhD (don't know where yet) and am in the process of writing a research proposal. Am looking into the possibility of trying to understand the 'wisdom' if you will of the prohibition against usury as prescribed in many religious texts (Christianity...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Yumashell on Tue, Dec 27 2011
  • Turning Socialists into Capitalists — Recommended method?

    As a student, I often find myself arguing with socialists. I have organised many debates with socialists, and am holding conferences in Austrian economics. Doing everything I can with my knowledge, in order to persuade socialists to understand economics, capitalism and rights... I am still young however...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Samuel Marks on Wed, Nov 2 2011
  • A Praxeological Foundation for Randian Ethics

    After carefully reading Tara Smith's books (Viable Values and Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics), and Rasmussen's paper A Groundwork for Rights, I'm convinced Ayn Rand provided a solid grounding for libertarian ethics. The problem is that Objectivists usually cloak their meta-ethical arguments...
    Posted to General (Forum) by tunk on Sun, Oct 9 2011
  • Libertarianism vs. Utilitarianism

    Within the field of economics there is a concept known as the equity-efficiency trade-off. Efficiency is regarded as objective. While equity is subjective and filled with value judgments. Since equity is normative the concept of fairness must be determined. Fairness is actually far more objective than...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Lawrence on Wed, Aug 3 2011
  • Re: Austrian Economics and Lean Manufacturing

    [quote user="xahrx"]I'm interested in others' responses to this as well. I work in manufacturing and we're trying to turn one of our plants around right now to a lean approach. And the biggest pushback is the people on the line and supervisors. They remind me of government bureacrats...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Torsten on Fri, Jun 17 2011
  • Understanding Praxeology

    I would like to get an idea, from a few examples, of how praxeological method, which is to say <a priori> reasoning works - but not in terms of a philosophical discussion. Rather, I'd love to pose a few examples of regular phenomena and compare how both an <a priori> and an <a posteriori>...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by scathing_inquiry on Sat, Apr 23 2011
  • On the strategy of persuasion, a caveat.

    There is a disturbing trend that I’ve come across lately and that is when, people of anarcho-capitalism persuasion drag down their fellow free-market libertarians and minarchists for not going 'all the way'. Now i personally would say that support the rights-based anarcho-capitalist ideal;...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Cyther Lynx on Mon, Mar 7 2011
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