Chris Matthew Sciabarra

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A Crisis of Political Economy

We Need Structural Change to Overcome Record Budget Deficits and Boom-and-Bust Cycles

APRIL 24, 2009 by CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA

The current state and the current banking sector require each other. They are so reciprocally intertwined that each is an extension of the other. Remember this the next time somebody tells you, as New York Times columnist Bob Herbert did, that "free market madmen" caused the current financial crisis that is threatening to undermine the global economy. There is no free market. There is no "laissez-faire capitalism." The government has been deeply involved in setting the parameters for market relations for eons; in fact, genuine "laissez-faire capitalism" has never existed. Yes, trade may have been less regulated in the nineteenth century, but not even the so-called Gilded Age featured "unfettered" markets.

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Dialectics and Liberty

A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory

SEPTEMBER 01, 2005 by CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA

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Ayn Rand: A Centennial Appreciation

Rand's Was a Comprehensive Revolution That Encompassed All Levels of Social Relations

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA, AYN RAND

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November 2014

It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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