Books

Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money

BooksAugust 19, 2008
This book is the first (and only) book to solve the mystery of the most famous bubble in world history: Tulipmania in 17th century Netherlands.

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Not a Zero-Sum Game: The Paradox of Exchange

BooksJuly 29, 2008
This monograph by Manuel Ayau provides what might be the most precise and compelling idea in the history of economic writing. He explains how trade and cooperation becomes mutually beneficial to all parties despite differences among them in terms of capacity and talent.

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Free Banking: Theory, History, and a Laissez-Faire Model

BooksJuly 29, 2008
Published in 1993, this is a formalization and extension of literature in the free banking area, with important correctives and clarifications.

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In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918-1938

BooksJuly 29, 2008
This extremely important study by Butler Shaffer—professor of law and economist—will change the way you think of the relationship between the state and business...

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Requiem for Marx

BooksJuly 28, 2008
After the fall of communism, and certainly after this wide-ranging demolition of Marxism by Austrian scholars, who can possibly defend Marxism?

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Collectivist Economic Planning

BooksJuly 28, 2008
This volume edited by F.A. Hayek dug the knife into socialism's heart unlike any book to ever appear...

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Praxeology and Understanding: An Analysis of the Controversy in Austrian Economics

BooksJuly 28, 2008
George Selgin argues that what Mises called praxeology is ultimately rooted in a conception of economic logic that is undeniable and not subject to the claims of those who would extend the idea of "subjectivism" beyond its appropriate bounds.

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Against Intellectual Property

BooksJuly 28, 2008
Would a libertarian society recognize patents as legitimate? What about copyright? Stephan Kinsella — a patent attorney of many years’ experience — offers his response to these questions.

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San Bernardino of Siena and Sant'Antonino of Florence: The Two Great Economic Thinkers of the Middle Ages

BooksMay 31, 2008
Professor de Roover's careful setting of these two men in their spiritual and secular environments poses the tensions they experienced between dogma and freedom of economic thought...

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