The Man of the Century: Mises and His Works, Session #8 With Jeffrey Tucker

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  • Jeffrey Tucker

    Theory and History by Mises

    Theory and History This was a very late work by Mises but its contribution is huge. He weighs in on all the critical issues from socialism to determinism to methodology of the sciences. There is no way to agree with all the contents but Mises is very clear about where he stands. It has a difficult read but suitable for an advanced undergrad. You never forget its core message of methodological dualism. Kick off the discussion! Questions, comments, observations or elaborations? Either reply here or create a new discussion using the tag Library_Theory and History

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  • Joseph Perrelli

    Good movies for libertarians and anarchists

    Most of the time when I am looking for a documentary’s most are very left leaning so I think we should start a list of documentary’s on liberty.me for libertarians and anarchists. I will start with 2 I am aware of   Terms and conditions may apply A documentary made about the hidden dangers in the terms and conditions of most software.   Libertopia A documentary made about the Free State Project.     I hope to see this list expand with many helpful and informative documentary’s.

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  • Frank Maruschak

    Tool Box for the Language of Liberty

    I don’t want to steal ErickR’s thunder because he started the post “Laguage of Liberty”. I started this thread because I also don’t want to sidetrack his thread by focusing on the procedure of language instead of his particular-subject-matter. That said the evidence shows that Libertarians have trouble coordinating efforts for the promotion of Libretarianism. This is a given when one considers that many Libertarians are, by nature, Independant-thinkers. Coordinating independent-thinkers is like trying to herd cats, however even independent-thinkers manage to get together on some things. Take the math problem: 3+3= 6. Are there any Libritarians who don’t “agree” that 3+3= 6? If no one speaks up I would presume that it is because Libritarians “agree” that a standard-set of rules is necessary if one wants to get a true, correct and certain-answer for the math-problem each time one does the same procedure for the same math-problem. I am also going to presume that Libretarians want their pay check calculated with math which is true, correct and certain. Now, for the hard part: Why is it that people accept “rules” for the correct operations of math, but reject rules for the corrct-construction of a sentnece? THIS IS A DO IT YOURSELF TOOL KIT. You have to figure it out for yourself. Facts: Do you have the same piece of evidence as a fact if you modify that evidence? If you went to a crime-scene and pulled a knife out of a victim with your bare hand, have you “modified” the murder-weapon with your finger prints? If you give a “red” barn a coat of white paint is it still a “red” barn? If you charge someone with gross-neglence is it the same as neglence? If you use a pronoun such as he she in place of the actual-name of a witness or victim how does anyone know who you are talking about? When you can answer these questions correctly you will have the beginning of a tool kit for the correct-construction of a sentence.

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  • Eric Howard

    Language of Liberty

    The words we use reflects and affects the way we see the world. The number one collectivist tool is the language of generalization. Try to eliminate “groups” from your language and watch how your perspective changes. For example, I try not to refer to a country as a person. The “USA” cannot act, only the people with power can. So saying the US did this or that is an illusion. But this language is used by so many that the illusion is considered real. Accepting this falsehood leads to all kinds of propaganda and manipulation. How many ways can we alter our language to better reflect the true view that collective generalizations are not realities, but just conceptual aggregates?

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    Functional connectivity found to uniquely identify individuals

    This could have important implications: http://www.examiner.com/article/functional-connectivity-found-to-uniquely-identify-individuals Thoughts?

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Jeffrey Tucker discusses the book that most deeply influenced him when he was first discovering the depth of the liberal tradition. It is Mises’s neglected classic Theory and History from 1954. Mises argues for his view of “methodological dualism” — one method for natural sciences and one method for social science. The failure to see the difference, in Mises’s view, is the root cause of most of the great scientific and policy disasters of the 20th century. This book also offers a powerful critique of Marxism in all its variants. Don’t miss this session with Jeffrey Tucker Thursday, November 6th at 2:30pm ET!

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