This is Money

By Ryan Netzley   Issue 2     March 5, 2019     Download PDF   “This” is the real enemy. That is, haecceity, the deictic particularity that shatters—and does not replace—the analogical unity of Thomism. For Scott Ferguson, the solution to the ontological problem introduced by Duns Scotus is a Modern Monetary Theory that […]

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Realities and Relationships in Public Finance

By Frank Pasquale Issue 2 February 5, 2019 Download PDF Calling financial services “products” was one of the greatest marketing triumphs of the banking industry. The convenient reification made complex sets of rights, duties, and promises (like annuities, long-term care insurance, and mortgages) sound as solid and familiar as a car or washing machine. The product […]

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The Trouble with Heterodoxy

By Shane Herron Issue 2 December 13, 2018 Download PDF   “Socialists have certainly good reason to be grateful to Professor Mises, the great advocatus diaboli of their cause. For it was his powerful challenge that forced the socialists to recognise the importance of an adequate system of economic accounting to guide the allocation of resources in a socialist […]

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Reading Agamben with Ferguson

By Adam Kotsko Issue 2 September 27, 2018 Download PDF   I. My first reaction to Scott Ferguson’s Declarations of Dependence was that it was the strangest book I had ever read. One can group together any three significant topics of this book—for instance, monetary theory, the philosophical implications of perspective painting, and Looney Tunes; or […]

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I’m a Fatalist, But Not By Choice

By Aaron Schuster Issue 1 September 11, 2017 Download PDF   Against Free Choice It is almost impossible today not to be a consumer of the apocalypse, whether in films, novels, magazines, or TV series, or simply on the daily news. Against the multiple visions of the end on offer, one can only hope that, to […]

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