On Rational Behavior

If human action always aims at a purpose, which by definition it does, then human action must be rational, that is, consistent with reason or guided by one’s will and intellect. It can never be termed irrational.

Whole article here.

I like the idea of less government intervention in human actions, but this article doesn’t address predatory actions of one citizen upon another and of neighboring states upon a nation. Just because these may be “rational” actions from the POV of the actor, either the criminal or the aggressor nation, doesn’t mean that a govenmental body, such as the US Marines or local Sheriff, shouldn’t be there to intervene. Guess I’m more Chicago school than Austrian. Still, interesting read.


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