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The “Half of the Time” Homo Economicus: Why a Fundamental Assumption of Economic Theory is the best we can have

There has been a lot of criticism on the assumptions of the homo economicus model which refers to the concept of humans as rational and narrowly self-interested actors. “Economics is that way of understanding behavior that starts from the assumption that people have objectives and tend to choose the correct way to achieve them”, says […]

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The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism

43 years after it was published for the first time, and 25 years after the last update there is a third edition of David D. Friedman’s classic 1971 work of libertarianism called “The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism“. When I’ve read this book in the late 1990s it really inspired me. One must […]

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“There are more good cars in the ghetto than good schools.” David D. Friedman in “The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism” about the popular myth about capitalism oppressing the poor, but the poor – as Friedman says – are worse off in those things provided by government