Comparing Economic Theories of Value

Comparing Economic Theories of Value

By analyzing centuries of debate by the most influential economists of human history, this article explores the central philosophical dilemma of economics: from where does exchange value derive? Contents cover the intrinsic, labor, power, exchange, monetary, and subjective theories of value. 

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Would Enlightenment Philosophers Endorse Modern Capitalism?

Would Enlightenment Philosophers Endorse Modern Capitalism?

Considering the past three centuries of economic development, how would Enlightenment philosophers critique modern capitalism? Has the West’s economic structure developed as they hoped? Would they approve of modern state-capitalism? These questions are crucial to uncovering the current applicability of Enlightenment ideals. 

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The Life and Legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

The Life and Legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was a writer, philosopher, and women’s rights activist in the late eighteenth century who promoted equality of the sexes and the implementation of Enlightenment political ideals. As a female intellectual in the late eighteenth century, Wollstonecraft experienced the intense social, political, and ideological divides of her time, namely the French Revolution. 

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A Brief History of the Pentagon: Prospects of Economic Conversion

A Brief History of the Pentagon: Prospects of Economic Conversion

After researching the history and impacts of America’s military-industrial complex, this article examines the prospects of transitioning focus to federal social spending, alongside the social, political, and economic ramifications of such reform.

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A Brief History of the Pentagon: Cold War Conflicts in Indochina

A Brief History of the Pentagon: Cold War Conflicts in Indochina

In 1971, The New York Times began publishing a classified report that describes questionable usage of our nation’s military in Vietnam. What do The Pentagon Papers tell us about the consolidation of military power? Was the Vietnam War the type of event which Eisenhower warned of only ten years before?

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A Brief History of the Pentagon: Construction and Development

A Brief History of the Pentagon: Construction and Development

Adjusted for inflation, The United States defense budget has multiplied by sixty over the last century. This article reflects on the development of the Department of Defense and the military-industrial complex, alongside the early impacts of America’s permanent wartime economy.  

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