The Driving Force of the Collective: Post-Austrian Theory in Response to Israel Kirzner

I The Character of Post-Austrian Economics Collaborative Discovery and the Conversive Democratic Process: A Post-Austrian ApproachEquilibrating TendenciesSheer Ignorance and the Discovery of Knowledge(a) The Entrepreneurial Role(b) The Role of Discovery(c) Rivalrous Competition(a) Contestable Government(b) Economic and Social Justice(c) Welfare Economics(d) The Efficiency of Public ProvisionNotesReferencesThe Individualist Subjectivism of Austrian EconomicsThe Individualism of the Austrian SchoolThe Incompleteness of Mainstream Austrian SubjectivismThe Austrian Individualist Heritage: The Divergent Paths(a) Mainstream Austrian Economics(b) Radical Subjectivism(c) The Post-Austrian SchoolThe Post-modern Post-Austrian SubjectivismScylla and Charybdis AvoidedPost-Austrian Critiques and Austrian DefensesSubjectivism, the Past and the FutureConclusionNotesReferencesSubjectivism, Freedom, and Social-InterestKirzner and the Centrality of His Entrepreneurial IndividualThe Difficulties Raised by Will: Subjectivity, Determinism, and CausationMainstream Austrian EconomicsThe Nature of Human ActionOpen-endedness and the Overcoming of the Uncertainty of the Common WillSelf-interest, Rationality, and Purposefulness: A Brief DigressionNotesReferencesII The Democratic Process The Limits of Democracy: The Real and the ImaginedThe Real and the ImaginedCoordination, Public and PrivateHuman Nature and Social NormsInstitutional Prerequisites, Knowledge, Kirzner, and HayekHayek, Coordination, and the Evolution of DemocracyConclusionNotesReferencesThe Ethics of Competition and CooperationThe Meaning of CompetitionThe Open-Endedness of the Market EconomyThe Function of the Market and the Ethics of DistributionMarket Ignorance and Kirznerian EthicsThe Real World and Perfectly Unethical CompetitionEthics of Markets: Choice versus ConsentMarket Neutrality and Ethical NeutralityEthics of the WorkplaceNotesReferencesSome Ethical Insights on the Nature of ProfitsEthics and Economics IntertwinedSome Lessons Learned from the Leading EntrepreneursThe Discovery Theory of AdvertisingProfit-Seeking and the Ethics of Discovery: An OverviewThe Meaning of DiscoveryThe Discovery Character of Information TechnologyFurther Reflections on the Nature of Profit and Non-ProfitsToward a Broader Theory of Distributive JusticeNotesCoordination and Collaboration: Agreement as a Criterion for Democratic GoodnessAustrians and Ostrom: The Individual and the Social GroupStandard Austrian Attempts to Identify the Criterion of GoodnessSocial Provisioning DefinedDemocracy Defined and Properly UnderstoodConversation not CompetitionThe Dynamic Coordination ProcessCoordination and Optimal GoodnessConclusionNotesIII Studies in the Mises-Hayek LegacyReflections of the Misesian Legacy of Hyper-individualismMisesian Microfoundations and Hayekian Spontaneous OrderFrom Mises to Hayek and BeyondConclusionNotesReferencesKnowledge and the Austrian Understanding of the Democratic SystemConsumer Sovereignty, Its Limitations and ProblemsThe Significance of DemocracyKirzner and the Knowledge ProblemKirzner, Culture, Democracy, and KnowledgeNotesReferencesCulture, Hayek, and the Idea of Plan-CoordinationThe Post-Austrian Idea of the Social Order and the Importance of CultureThe Tetrad on Endogenous EmergencePolanyi points out something similar regarding the free market economists of his day:Culture and Other Related IssuesFrameworks and Formal Rules for Corporations and Other CollectivesHayek and the Spontaneous Orders Beyond MarketsNotesReferencesIV Studies in the Theory of Conversation Conversation and the Democratic Process: Some Doctrinal TouchstonesBureaucracy and the Public SectorFurther Thoughts on Bureaucracy and the Public SectorAustrians and the Potential Benefits of Public Ownership CultureThe Scene in America: Media Concentration and BiasReflections on Hayek, Gadamer, Habermas According to SciabarraThe Late Twentieth Century: Management Theory, CAS, and ConversationA Retrospective ReflectionNotesReferencesThe Driving Force of the Collective: The Idea of “Conversation” in Contemporary Economic Theory and in the Post-Austrian Theory of the Democratic ProcessThe Model of the Dynamic Public SectorConversation as a Discovery ProcedureConversation and StateThe Post-Austrian Theory of Conversation and StateThe Post-Austrian Theory of DeliberationNotesReferencesMisallocation and/or Misunderstood: A Reconsideration of the Misesian Calculation ProblemBlind Spots and Market CorrectionThe Seed Theory Problem with Central PlanningSeed Theory in Market EconomiesFalse Prices and Market CorrectionsCentrally Set Pricing Creates a Calculation ProblemPlanning and Coercion: A Short DiversionOta Sik, Lessons from Socialism and New Market SocialismWhat About Indicative Planning?Seed Theory and Market CorrectionNotesReferencesSociety, the Collective, and Economic “Imperialism”Complex Adaptive Systems Beyond MarketsSocial Provisioning, Culture, and Democratic ConversationThe Social Individual and the ArtsThe Democratic ProcessCapitalist Propaganda and the Public ConversationConclusionNotesReferences
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