MISES: Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Law and Economics https://www.misesjournal.org.br/misesjournal <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> Instituto Mises Brasil en-US MISES: Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Law and Economics 2318-0811 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license"><img style="border-width: 0;" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png" alt="Creative Commons License"></a><br>&nbsp; This Journal is licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</p> Ideas, institutional change, crisis and pandemics https://www.misesjournal.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/1316 <p>The recent crisis yielded by the Covid-19 pandemic has brought up many immediate concerns, as well as uncertainty regarding the social effects it may have in the future. Will there be institutional change in our societies? In what direction: towards a greater degree of freedom or further advancement of the role of the<br>State? In this article, we will seek to analyze how this institutional change is devised, focusing our attention<br>on the role played by the mainstream ideas and values in society, and how they evolve. Particularly, we will<br>consider the role of ideas using a market as a benchmark, in which we find parties who demand and who<br>offer, highlighting the role played by entrepreneurs. We will also see what happens when a crisis is triggered,<br>and to what extent it impacts both the size of the market and the future path that society may follow. It is too<br>early to say, right now, which way the market of ideas will lean after the pandemic, but we will analyze what<br>may be the impact of the crisis, of the possible solutions, their results, and their effect on the prevailing ideas.</p> Martin Krause Copyright (c) 2020-07-28 2020-07-28 8 10.30800/mises.2020.v8.1316 Free Competition in Rail Transport https://www.misesjournal.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/1296 <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> João Felipe Rodrigues Lanza Copyright (c) 2020-06-13 2020-06-13 8 10.30800/mises.2020.v8.1296 Why do We Need a State? https://www.misesjournal.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/1299 <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> Mauricio Fontana Filho Copyright (c) 2020-06-13 2020-06-13 8 10.30800/mises.2020.v8.1299 Virtude e Mercado https://www.misesjournal.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/1295 <p>Resenha do livro&nbsp;</p> <p>OTTESON, James. Os Fundamentos do Capitalismo, o essencial de Adam Smith. Barueri: Faro Editorial, 2019. 129p.</p> LUIS FELIPE JUNQUEIRA ANDRADE Copyright (c) 2020-05-17 2020-05-17 8 10.30800/mises.2020.v8.1295 The Privatization of the Amazon https://www.misesjournal.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/1270 <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> Marcos Cantaluppi Plá Copyright (c) 2020-05-17 2020-05-17 8 10.30800/mises.2020.v8.1270