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Gold Is Money

BooksJune 15, 2009
Essayists argue that money is not the product of a legislative act, but the inevitable result of man's division of labor and exchange economy.

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Men Against the State: The Expositers of Individualist Anarchism in America, 1827-1908

BooksJune 13, 2009
The names are tragically lost to history: Benjamin Tucker, Josiah Warren, Lysander Spooner, J.K. Ingalls, among many others. They were thinkers and activists, not mere protesters or political dissidents. They had a positive agenda centered on the confidence that whatever kind of world would emerge...

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Planning for Freedom; and Twelve other Essays and Addresses

BooksJune 13, 2009
An enduring collection of Mises's essays, some popular and others scholarly, but always engaging and provocative.

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The Value of Money

BooksJune 11, 2009
Originally it was only the fluctuations to which prices in general were subjected that attracted attention. From the question why the level of prices is sometimes higher, sometimes lower, the problem has developed only in very recent times to the question, why for a definite sum of money it is...

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The School of Salamanca

BooksJune 11, 2009
The thinkers of the Salamanca School were pro-market, pro-hard money, anti-state in many ways, pro-property, and pro-merchant to a surprising extent. Their theoretical orientation was subjectivist, marginalist, and process oriented. In other words, the Salamanca School represented a kind of proto-...

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The Irrepressible Rothbard

BooksJune 11, 2009
The lively essays collected in The Irrepressible Rothbard celebrate Rothbard the journalist, cultural critic, political observer, and movement organizer.

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The Economics of Alfred Marshall

BooksJune 7, 2009
The posthumous last edition of Alfred Marshall's Principles of Economics appeared in 1920 — his final presentation of a course of thought of which successive editions during four decades had recorded the widening and deepening process...

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The Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 2009
Government means, or should mean, the right ordering of all. Modern government has degenerated into tinkering with the wants or rights or liberties of classes or sections or groups, and it is rare, in these days, to hear a political discussion which takes adequate account of the interests of the...

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Confessions of a Capitalist

BooksJune 5, 2009
From the author: Three things may be said about this book upon which there must, I think, be general agreement, and I mention them to save my critics trouble. The first is that the book is in bad taste, dealing as it does with matters which, by common consent, are not usually written or talked...

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Debt: Private and Public, Good and Bad

BooksJune 5, 2009
It is altogether right that the average person should have a horror of personal debt. He is concerned with the earning and spending of an income, generally a modest income, and has little or no right to indulge in borrowing. There is, however, another story of a totally different kind to be told...

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