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The purpose of The Hayek Group Blog is to enhance public discourse by educating people on societal issues.

Hayek Group blogs will inform by focusing on social science. Science can be described as a process of fact collecting (i.e., making and recording observations regarding what is “true” about our world) and developing theories (i.e., presenting explanations of what we observe or explanations of how we believe the world works). We should all agree there ought not be democrat science separate from republican science; rather, there should just be science. Thus, by focusing on the science, Hayek Group blogs will not be political or partisan.

However, even if two people agree on the science, the two may disagree on policy because they have differing values or priorities. Political differences may be related to differences on social science, but they most typically arise because of differing values or priorities. That is, to take a position on policy, one must normally place one value over others or one set of priorities over other sets. Because The Hayek Group is not a political organization aimed at changing either your values or priorities, Hayek Group blogs will not take positions on policies.

What the Hayek Group Blog will do is allow registered users to comment on the blogs. It is expected that those commenting will express policy preferences and discuss different policies related to the blog post. Policy commentary is just fine. However, there is also a desire to use comments to edit and improve the blogs. In a comment, a participant may identify available facts not included in a given blog, or indicate an idea about how the world works that is not included. Our hope is that, over time, The Hayek Group Blog will be a place you and others will want to go for an unbiased, brief but also relatively complete presentation of the available social science on an issue.

Financial Literacy

Learn with the Hayek Group: Financial literacy and benefits of receiving financial education at a younger age, rather than at an older age.

What’s wrong with Wokism? Part 2.

Learn more about wokism with The Hayek Group and Craig Knoche: Woke theory and ideology and what is wrong with it.

What is Wokism (aka “The Successor Ideology”)? Part 1.

Understand the current expanded conception of Wokism with The Hayek Group and Craig Knoche. Ideological roots of wokism and its history.

Hayek Dinner: A (Very) Short History of the Nature of Liberty

Liberty is more than what is expressed by our contemporary conception. Learn more about it with The Hayek Group and Craig Knoche.

Hayek Dinner: Freedom is a Dichotomy 

Freedom is a right AND a responsibility. Learn more about freedom and its principles with The Hayek Group and Liz Arnold.

If government is force, how are we to avoid tyranny?

The US has the world’s oldest and longest running constitutional democratic republic. Are the US constitutional principles safe?

Government is Force

Government is a servant and government is a force. Learn more about powers of the constitutional governance with The Hayek Group.

What is a Corporation?

Everything you need to know about corporation: its provenance and history, benefits to society and meaning of the modern corporation.

Liberty. Does It Require an Absence of Material Want?

Learn more about liberty and its versions: Freedom from and freedom to. Do they both require absence of external and internal constraint?

Ideological Dispositions on Freedom

Freedom to and freedom from: what is mean to be free? Learn more about two quite distinct conceptions of liberty.

What is liberty? ‘Freedom from’ and ‘Freedom to’

Learn about freedom with The Hayek Group: How freedom from external constraint is to be circumscribed and by whom?

What Is Capitalism?

Learn more about capital and capitalism with The Hayek Group: where capital comes from and what two basic economy types are.

Income Inequality: How unequal is the income distribution?

Income distribution is not equal in the U.S. nor in any other country.  Learn more about it and how the distribution changed over time.