https://revistamises.org.br/misesjournal/issue/feed MISES: Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Law and Economics 2020-12-03T21:11:18-02:00 Adriano Paranaiba paranaiba@mises.org.br 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> https://revistamises.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/1330 Pandemic, Crisis and Intervention 2020-12-03T21:11:15-02:00 Marcos Cantaluppi Plá cantaluppi.marcos@gmail.com <p>This article aims to explain the economic consequences of a pandemic, a circumstance in which the advent of the crisis is not endogenously induced by the financial system. The analysis is divided into two parts. The first one will be focused on the effects that a contagious and deadly disease has on the economic agents' valuation scale and on their time preference and how this is responsible for distorting the productive structure and giving rise to an economic crisis. Then, we will analyze the most common types of intervention in times of pandemic, such as quarantine, maximum price setting, bailing out companies and subsidies to certain agents. In this way, it is intended to explain how the use of these policies end up aggravating the tragedy and how the State should act in this scenario.</p> 2020-12-03T21:09:40-02:00 Copyright (c) https://revistamises.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/1370 Entrepreneurial action in politics as causing external costs in the COVID-19 pandemic and as a source of risk for slippery slopes 2020-12-03T21:11:16-02:00 Carlos Eduardo Carneiro Lima carloseduardo_cl@hotmail.com <p>The purpose of this article is to highlight how the common and often-invisible effects of government measures against the covid-19 pandemic are related to the dynamics of the moral, material, and political interests of entrepreneurs working in the political sphere, contributing to the implementation of public policies, many of the each generate disastrous consequences in the present or potentially in the future. It seeks to show how political entrepreneurs with diverse interests contribute to the costs seen and unseen during the pandemic, as well as a perspective of negative legacies for the future, according to the risk of “slippery slopes.” Thus, it was possible to conclude that natural or normal problems tend to be reinforced by those seeking to capture or mobilize the state, influencing governments’ measures directly or indirectly.</p> 2020-12-03T20:41:20-02:00 Copyright (c) https://revistamises.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/1346 A rationalist perspective on the State’s influence in the pandemic 2020-12-03T21:11:18-02:00 Lorraine Fatima Bim Silva lorrainebim@hotmail.com <p>&nbsp;To understand this text, we need to explore two different perspectives: (1) psychological, understanding the concept of rationalism as the superiority of reason over other areas of human life; (2) political, in which we understand the idea of rationalism based on the assumptions of the English philosopher Michael Oakeshott.</p> 2020-12-03T00:00:00-02:00 Copyright (c) https://revistamises.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/1318 Developing Brazil with Prosperity Zones 2020-11-08T10:49:06-02:00 Francisco Litvay francisco.litvay@freeprivatecities.com Marcelo Soruco marcelogastalsoruco@gmail.com <p>This paper proposes to demonstrate Prosperity Zones as an alternative to improve governance and help develop Brazil and its macro-regions through the creation of cities with competitive legal structures. The shortcomings of traditional governments are first examined, and then their underlying problems are analyzed. After an explanation of the Prosperity Zone model and its origin, the document continues to demonstrate how this system solves the main problems of political economy present in contemporary governments, referring as an example to the effectiveness of less technological special jurisdictions already established in Brazil, such as the Manaus Free Zone. Finally, recommendations and forecasts are presented regarding its implementation in Brazilian territory.</p> 2020-11-08T10:48:33-02:00 Copyright (c) https://revistamises.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/1317 Libertarianism in Pop Culture: 2020-10-13T17:15:08-03:00 Marcella Lins marcella.lins@outlook.com <p>Television drama is an important tool to present hypothetical scenarios and imagine various ways to deal with them, while testing the viability of ethical theories that could guide moral judgements and practical decisions made in real life. <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em> (1997-2003) left an important legacy in Popular Culture captivating viewers worldwide and still being relevant 20 years later. The aim of this article is to revisit <em>Buffy’s</em> Season 4 and analyze it through a libertarian perspective. Over this season, a great number of relevant subjects are discussed, such as the form and function of the state, its relationship with society, the subversion of public authorities and the morality of law and punishment. It is expected that the successful adoption of libertarian ethics and principles to understand this TV show might bring out Libertarianism as a valuable philosophical alternative to be taken into account when looking for solutions to current issues.</p> 2020-10-13T17:14:38-03:00 Copyright (c)