A Journal for Western Man :  Issue CVIII

Return to Issue CVII.           View TRA's Principal Index.         Proceed to Issue CIX.

TRA's Yahoo! Group.            View TRA's Old Master Index.       TRA's Allied Organizations.

TRA's Discussion Forum.     View TRA's List of Contributors.   Submit Items to TRA.

Economics

 

The Individual in Society (1949):

Ludwig von Mises

June 20, 2007:

Freedom and liberty always refer to interhuman relations, writes Ludwig von Mises. A man is free as far as he can live and get on without being at the mercy of arbitrary decisions on the part of other people. In the frame of society everybody depends upon his fellow citizens. Social man cannot become independent without forsaking all the advantages of social cooperation. The fundamental social phenomenon is the division of labor and its counterpart human cooperation.

 

Capital Supply and American Prosperity (1952):

Ludwig von Mises

June 20, 2007:

Ludwig von Mises writes that the average standard of living is in this country higher than in any other country of the world, not because the American statesmen and politicians are superior to the foreign statesmen and politicians, but because the per-head quota of capital invested is in America higher than in other countries. Average output per man-hour is in this country higher than in other countries, whether England or India, because the American plants are equipped with more efficient tools and machines.

 

Can the State Reduce Poverty?:

Henry Hazlitt

June 20, 2007:

From the beginning of history, sincere reformers as well as demagogues have sought to abolish or at least to alleviate poverty through state action. However, writes Henry Hazlitt, in most cases their proposed remedies have only served to make the problem worse.

 

Ethics

 

The Fallacy of Collectivism (1949):

Ludwig von Mises

June 20, 2007:

The collectivist philosophy has characterized from time immemorial the creeds of primitive tribes. It has been an element in all religious teachings. Man is bound to comply with the law issued by a superhuman power and to obey the authorities which this power has entrusted with the enforcement of the law. The order created by this law, human society, is consequently the work of the Deity and not of man. If the Lord had not interfered and had not given enlightenment to erring mankind, society would not have come into existence. Ludwig von Mises writes how such collectivist doctrines, imposed on a society, necessarily lead to violence and barbarism.

 

Historical Analysis

 

The Ideas of America's Founders: Controlling the Violence of Faction Through an Extended Republic:

G. Stolyarov II

June 20, 2007:

Mr. Stolyarov analyzes the American Founding Fathers' innovative efforts to create an extended republic and mitigate the problem of faction by allowing factions to multiply beyond all precedent.

 

The Ideas of America's Founders: The Debate Over the Bill of Rights:

G. Stolyarov II

June 20, 2007:

The Bill of Rights was heavily debated before being added to the U. S. Constitution. Mr. Stolyarov explores arguments among the American Founding Fathers on both sides of the debate.

 

The Ideas of America's Founders: The Executive and Judicial Branches of Government:

G. Stolyarov II

June 20, 2007:

Mr. Stolyarov examines the American Founders' reasons behind their design of the executive and judicial branches of government in the U. S. Constitution. He also discusses Brutus's objections to the powers of the federal judiciary.

 

The Ideas of America's Founders: The Bicameral Legislature:

G. Stolyarov II

June 20, 2007:

America's Founding Fathers designed a bicameral legislative branch with serious and specific considerations in mind. They did not do so arbitrarily, and Mr. Stolyarov examines the deep, innovative thinking behind the design of House of Representative and the Senate.

 

Literary Analysis

 

Literature and the "Class War" (1933):

Henry Hazlitt

June 20, 2007:

In this essay, Henry Hazlitt exposes the absurdity of the then-emerging paradigm of Marxist literary criticism by showing that even Marx, Lenin, and Trotsky would not have approved of some of their followers' attempts to subordinate all elements of literature to considerations of class.

 

Politics

 

Can There Be a "Just Tax"?:

Dr. Murray N. Rothbard

June 20, 2007:

Dr. Murray Rothbard writes that there is no such thing as a "neutral tax" a tax that will leave the market free and undisturbed just as there is no such thing as neutral money. Economists and others may try to approximate neutrality, in the hopes of disturbing the market as little as possible, but they can never fully succeed. Neither is there the possibility of implementing a fully "just" tax in an environment of coercive taxation.

 

"We cannot speak of the universe as doing or having anything qua universe. Even so-called universal attributes, such existence and identity, can be validly termed 'universal' because they individually pertain to every entity."

 

~ G. Stolyarov II, A Rational Cosmology

 

 

 

 

 

 

-----------------------------------

Principal Index

-----------------------------------

Old Superstructure

-----------------------------------

Old Master Index

-----------------------------------

Contributors

-----------------------------------

The Rational Business Journal

-----------------------------------

Forum

-----------------------------------

Yahoo! Group

-----------------------------------

Gallery of Rational Art

-----------------------------------

Online Store

-----------------------------------

Henry Ford Award

-----------------------------------

Johannes Gutenberg Award

-----------------------------------

CMFF: Fight Death

-----------------------------------

Eden against the Colossus

-----------------------------------

A Rational Cosmology

-----------------------------------

Implied Consent

-----------------------------------

Links

-----------------------------------

Mr. Stolyarov's Articles on Helium.com

-----------------------------------

Mr. Stolyarov's Articles on Associated Content

-----------------------------------

Mr. Stolyarov's Articles on GrasstopsUSA.com

-----------------------------------

Submit/Contact

-----------------------------------

Statement of Policy

-----------------------------------