MISES: Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Law and Economics 2020-06-13T11:01:29-03:00 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> Free Competition in Rail Transport 2020-06-13T10:59:31-03:00 João Felipe Rodrigues Lanza <p>With the truckers’ strike of 2018, it became evident the need to increase the use of the railway modal in Brazil, currently insufficient for the needs of the country and turned almost completely to the transportation of commodities. A liberal proposal is to reuse the several stretches currently idle along the railway network on the lines of the north American shortlines. To this objective, an introduction of competition should be sought in the light of the Austrian theory of markets as processes, in contrast of the mainstream analysis of natural monopoly structures. The present article aims to analyse the necessary reforms through a literature review of the Brazilian and North American experiences.</p> 2020-06-13T10:58:33-03:00 Copyright (c) Why do We Need a State? 2020-06-13T11:01:29-03:00 Mauricio Fontana Filho <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">This article investigates the motivations for State interventions inside moral, political and economic spheres. If historically the conflicts between State power and individual liberty are generated in abundance, on the other hand, the justifications remain, even in today’s time, as being rationally relevant. Do we really need a State? Is the protection received worth the lost individual liberty? We propose ourselves to investigate such a coercive institution. The main objective is to expose State action and work inside its rationalities. This investigation has as its method the hypothetical-deductive, and makes use of the technic of bibliographical research. Such analysis is of great importance as a means to understand the figure of the State amid the political crisis that surrounds many contemporary countries.</p> 2020-06-13T10:48:44-03:00 Copyright (c) Virtude e Mercado 2020-05-17T15:53:23-03:00 LUIS FELIPE JUNQUEIRA ANDRADE <p>Resenha do livro&nbsp;</p> <p>OTTESON, James. Os Fundamentos do Capitalismo, o essencial de Adam Smith. Barueri: Faro Editorial, 2019. 129p.</p> 2020-05-17T15:52:25-03:00 Copyright (c) The Privatization of the Amazon 2020-05-18T16:21:23-03:00 Marcos Cantaluppi Plá <p>This article explores the privatization of the Amazon. Based on a theoretical framework founded upon the tragedy of the commons, economic calculation, and dynamic efficiency, an analysis of the consequences of privatization is developed, trying to assess the environmental issue and how forests and pollution would be affected. Economic problems, such as the costs of pollution, short-term goals, and scarcity of resources are<br>addressed. Sustainable alternatives for logging, and how privatization is an engine to carry out such measures, are exposed. The privatization of the forest is contrasted against the current environmental policy, focusing on the demarcation of indigenous lands and its consequences. From an economic and ethical point of view, defending a legal framework of strong protection of property rights, it is demonstrated that privatization is the best solution for conflict resolution and the maintenance of the Amazon rainforest.</p> 2020-05-17T15:49:26-03:00 Copyright (c) New contributions to the entrepreneurial theory of social and cultural change 2020-05-17T15:54:01-03:00 Vicente Moreno Casas <p>This paper combines the theoretical framework developed by Coyne and Boettke (2009) about an entrepreneurial theory of social and cultural change, with the contributions of Huerta de Soto (2010) about the impossibility of economic calculation in socialism. With this synthesis, the entrepreneurial theory of social and cultural change is reinforced to (1) refute any political action aimed to achieve social and cultural changes, and (2) to claim the entrepreneur as the driving force of all social phenomena. The paper concludes that, as in the market sphere, the government cannot effectively implement policies oriented to social and cultural change, since it cannot acquire the knowledge necessary to plan society and social relationships.</p> 2020-05-17T15:35:28-03:00 Copyright (c)