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In their latest paper, NOUS members Tim Krieger and Malte Dold argue that our current liberal economic order is unfit to deal with fundamental social asymmetries. The benefits of open borders and economic integration are distributed unevenly in most societies with urban economic and political elites as main beneficiaries and supporters of the current order… Read more »

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In their paper, Filipe Rodrigues Gouveia, Therese Nilsson, and NOUS member Niclas Berggren measure and analyze discriminatory behavior against same-sex couples trying to rent an apartment in Portugal. This is the first correspondence field experiment investigating discrimination against this minority group in Portugal, adding to a literature using this method to ascertain discriminatory behavior in… Read more »

Volkswirtschaftslehre

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In his latest paper, NOUS member Mark Pennington draws on Hayek’s distinction between simple and complex phenomena to understand the nature of the challenge facing policymakers in responding to the new coronavirus pandemic. He shows that while government action is justifiable there may be few systemic mechanisms that enable policymakers to distinguish better from worse… Read more »

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Substantially increased wealth inequality across the developed world has prompted many philosophers, economists and legal theorists to support comprehensive taxes on all forms of wealth. Proposals include levying taxes on the basis of total wealth, or alternatively the change in the value of capital holdings measured from year-to-year. This contrasts with most existing policies that… Read more »

Soziologie

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Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom has been interpreted as a general warning against state intervention in the economy. NOUS Member Nick Cowen and Aris Trantidis review this argument in conjunction with Hayek’s later work and discern an institutional thesis about which forms of state intervention and economic institutions could threaten personal and political freedom. The full paper… Read more »

Soziologie

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How sexuality should be regulated in a liberal political community is an important, controversial theoretical and empirical question—as shown by the recent criminalization of possession of some adult pornography in the United Kingdom. Supporters of criminalization argue that Mill, often considered a staunch opponent of censorship, would support prohibition due to his feminist commitments. Nick… Read more »

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It seems that the “globalization” has failed. Instead, a rising number of people in the Western world prefer old nationalist and protectionist policies. One reason may be the challenge by structural change. In this paper, NOUS member Ralph Wrobel examines the question if any structural change and any spread of income in the Western World… Read more »

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„On regular issues of policy reform—presupposing a stable integrated polity— Hume, Smith, and Burke were liberal in the original political meaning of ‚liberal.‘ Thus, on policy reform, although they accorded the status quo a certain presumption (as any reasonable person must), the more distinctive feature is that they maintained (even propounded, most plainly in Smith’s case)… Read more »