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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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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The Revolutionary Life and Legacy of Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

The Revolutionary Life and Legacy of Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

My recent exploration of radical philosophers has brought me to the work of Emma Goldman; the influential anarchist writer who inspired a generation of radicals to reject hierarchical economic and governmental power structures. This article examines her fascinating autobiography, alongside the controversial legacy she left behind.

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Was Karl Marx Correct About the Future of Capitalism?

Was Karl Marx Correct About the Future of Capitalism?

Over 200 years after his birth, this article reflects on the challenges that Marx predicted would curse the future of capitalism – and why such predictions have or haven’t come true. In the process, we shall hopefully begin to understand not only the intricate mind of Karl Marx but the strengths and weaknesses of capitalism itself.

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A Cognitive Explanation for Prejudiced Behavior

A Cognitive Explanation for Prejudiced Behavior

This article seeks to uncover the cognitive sources (specifically those buried within the subconscious) of prejudiced behavior. Through the analysis of prominent experiments and theories in social psychology, we can develop an advanced understanding of the relationship between human cognition, social identity, and prejudiced behavior.

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