Category Archives: History of Ideas

An interview with Jim Powell

Here.  Powell remembers his school years at the U. of Chicago: I decided to go to the University of Chicago because I received a subscription flyer for NEW INDIVIDUALIST REVIEW. I heard of several of the authors the journal published, … Continue reading

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New Articles

Jack Birner, “From Group Selection to Ecological Niches:  Popper’s Rethinking of Evolution in the Light of Hayek’s Theory of Culture” in Rethinking Popper, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science,  Volume 272, Springer Netherlands,  2009, Part II, pp. 185-202.  University … Continue reading

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new papers: Hayek and The Rule of Law

From Robert Stein, “Rule of Law:  What Does It Mean?” (pdf): Two seminal writings in the past century have influenced thinking about this subject. Albert Dicey, a British lawyer and scholar, addressed the meaning of the rule of law in … Continue reading

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book: Justin Fox’s _The Myth of the Rational Market_

English major and Marxist social critic Rob Horning reviews The Myth of the Rational Market:  A History of Risk, Reward and Delusion on Wall Street by TIME magazine’s Justin Fox: Fox’s account of the rational market revolves around the long-held … Continue reading

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history: How $2,000 Launched a Revolution

From Quin Hillyer’s review of Funding Fathers and Foundations of Betrayal: The good news is that conservative philanthropy often gets more bang for its bucks. In Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heros of the Conservative Movement, Hoplin and Robinson tell a … Continue reading

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