MISES: Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Law and Economics 2019-06-07T23:31:01+00:00 Adriano Paranaiba Open Journal Systems <div style="text-align: justify;"> <p dir="ltr">MISES: Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Law and Economics , scholarly and peer-reviewed journal (print and on-line) published three times a year by Instituto Mises Brasil which was founded in 2007. The topics covered in the journal mainly include (but not limit to): Epistemology and Ethics, Economics, Methodology and Praxeology, History of Economic Thought, Society, Legislation and Politics, Culture and Freedom.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The journal is published in Portuguese, Spanish and English. The e-journal provides free and open access to its content on our website.</p> </div> Secession, Democracy & Human Rights 2019-06-07T23:31:01+00:00 Patrick Reimers <p style="text-align: justify;">The United Nations (UN) officially declared "self-determination" as a right of all peoples. Although the United Nations Charter (1945) offers some guidelines for the application of this right, there are major challenges in its implementation in the case of secessionist tendencies. Faced with this situation, the economist Jörg Guido Hülsmann, in his essay Secession and the Production of Defense, discussed not only the argument that pure private production is always superior to public and compulsory schemes, but also the current process of secession which, should always be justified against violent and coercive behavior of governments against (part of) its population. Hülsmann's ideas are presented in the contrast of the latest secessionist movements in Catalonia and Scotland, and in combination with Hayek's concept of "spontaneous order." The separatist movementin Catalonia is also analyzed based on the ideas of political scientist Margaret Moore, who advocates three types of normative theories that can justify the right to secession.</p> 2019-05-03T00:31:49+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 MISES: Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Law and Economics The Paretian Procrustean bed 2019-06-07T23:31:01+00:00 João Daniel Ruettimann <p style="text-align: justify;">The article intends to clarify the root cause of problems in the Brazilian health sector derived from interventionist policies set by its regulatory agencies. By assessing the contextual and historical reasons identified for the origin of said institutional bodies, the author seeks to examine the philosophical and economic theorems that undergird the policies that affect this specific market. Thus, the author makes a critic comparison of the neoclassical Paretian models of static allocative efficiency, contrasted with insights provided by the Austrian School of Economics concerning the negative unintended consequences that characterize the dynamic of interventionism.</p> 2019-05-03T00:23:51+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 MISES: Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Law and Economics Institutional Competition as a Process of Social Learning and Limitation of Political Power 2019-06-07T23:31:01+00:00 Thiago Sousa <p>This study analyses the effects of institutional competition as a process of social learning that promotes socioeconomic development and limits political power. For this purpose, it makes a critique of the concepts of allocative efficiency and perfect competition, and proposes an alternative concept of competition as a dynamic social process based on discovery, rivalry and information transmission. This work makes use of theoretical arguments and empirical evidence supporting the hypothesis that institutional competition is a process capable of significantly induce social change in the sense of limiting political power and aligning the supply of political products, such as legislation, regulations and state services with the actual demands of civil society. Thus, it is a process able to enhance the protection of civil liberties and induce social development.</p> 2019-05-03T00:15:02+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 MISES: Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Law and Economics Sete vezes Mises 2019-06-07T23:31:01+00:00 Adriano de Carvalho Paranaiba <p>Editorial v.7 n.1 (2019)</p> 2019-05-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Praxeology as an answer to problems in the philosophy of science 2019-06-07T23:31:01+00:00 Lucas Freire <p style="text-align: justify;">The general aim of this article is to study how praxeology deals with issues related to the empiricist character of inductivism, logical positivism and falsifiability in the philosophy of Science. A secondary goal is to analyze these approaches based on the discussion that has been taking place in the philosophy of science for decades. Another secondary aim is to popularize the praxeological approach in economics. Praxeology proposes an alternative for economic science – a reply to several problems in the philosophy of science views that have inspired mainstream economics for a long time. It is worthy of consideration on the part of scholars in the field not because it is immune to any kind of criticism, but rather because of its role in the methodological debate, which begs for more careful attention on the part of economists, and, mainly, due to the new issues it has raised.</p> 2019-05-02T21:44:47+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 MISES: Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Law and Economics