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What is The Authority Fallacy?

Irrelevant Authority Fallacy "Definition: Attempting to support a claim by appealing to the judgment of one who is not an authority in the field, the judgment of an unidentified authority, or the judgment of an authority who is likely to be...

Gary North’s Ethics of Taxation

This is the third in a series evaluating Gary North’s book, Christian Economics in One Lesson. North’s work is a spin-off of Henry Hazlitt’s Economics in One Lesson, which is itself based on Frederic Bastiat’s analogy of the broken window. Before reading this article,...

Frederic Bastiat

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Henry Hazlitt

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Rose Wilder Lane

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John Locke

John Locke was key in refuting civil patriarchalism. A woman named Lady …

What is Praxeology?

Praxeology comes from the Greek; it means the study of deed, or action. It's actually a broad discipline where human action is understood deductively. This leads to conclusions that are a priori, or self-evident. Today, praxeology is most often associated with...

What is the Golden Mean in Philosophy?

The Golden Mean is a sliding scale for determining what is virtuous. Aristotle believed that being morally good meant striking a balance between two vices. You could have a vice of excess or one of deficiency. This is known as Virtue Ethics. It places the emphasis on...

What is libertarianism?

Many people today have adopted libertarianism, but for many different reasons. And if you ask any number of libertarians what libertarianism is, you'll get a variety of answers. This has caused some confusion among both supporters and opponents alike. So, here I will...

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