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March and Simon (1958): Early Calculation Debate Revisionists

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Nicolai Foss notes at Organizations and Markets that James March and Herbert Simon, in their 1958 book Organizations, were among the first social scientists outside the...

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Books I wish I had read before starting graduate school.

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To follow up and expand on the closing ASC session on graduate school, I wrote up this short list. I hope those interested will find it helpful.

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I Knew I Liked This Guy

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At the Austrian Scholars Conference this weekend we had the good fortune of hearing from Gerard Casey of University College, Dublin, speaking on the long tradition of statelessness in Ireland. A bunch of us wondered how someone so knowledgeable within the...

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Who to Believe: Labor or the house spouse?

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According to the Associated Press, "The Labor Department reported Friday that the Consumer Price Index rose by 0.4 percent last month, double the January increase, as energy prices...

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"The Most Distinctly Libertarian of the Libertarians"

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Of the big five of the libertarian movement — Von Mises, Hayek, Rand, Rothbard and Friedman — who is your favorite?

Doherty: Murray Rothbard, and I'll tell you why. Rothbard, in one way, was the most distinctly libertarian of the libertarians. He was...

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Hoppean Anarcho-Capitalism in Slate

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Timothy Noah's Would You Privatize Defense?The case for socialized medicine, Part 1, in the March 6, 2007 Slate unwittingly shows the danger of minarchism and the idea of public goods. Once you accept the notion that the...

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A Rose By Any Other Name

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Daniel B. Klein proposes that economists of the "Smith-Hayek" variety ought to distinguish themselves from the mainstream economists who have usurped the title to prop their econometric orthodoxy.

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