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Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture

BooksDecember 4, 2009
In a welcome change of critical perspective, Paul Cantor and Stephen Cox give an economic interpretation of literature from a pro-market point of view, not the standard Marxism take.

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Recent Literature on Interest

BooksSeptember 15, 2007
Böhm-Bawerk takes on alternatives to the Austrian theory he presents in previous books and clarifies the case.

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Austro-Libertarian Themes in Three Prague Authors: Capek, Kafka, and Hašek

Audio/VideoMarch 22, 2012
Session on Literature and Liberty. Recorded 10 March 2012 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [19:15]

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Literature of Isolationism, 1972-1983: A Bibliographic Guide

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In this essay, the author updates his monograph The Literature of Isolationism: A Guide to Non-Interventionist Scholarship , 1930-1972 (Colorado Springs, Colo.: Ralph Myles, 1972).Only rarely will material from the earlier volume he repeated here. This essay supplements, not replaces, the earlier...

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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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The Anatomy of Criticism: A Trialogue

BooksFebruary 8, 2007
Hazlitt has his characters debate the question of literary value, and pushes forward the proposition that the value of literature is discerned and revealed through the operation of the "social mind."...

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Studies in the Theory of International Trade

BooksJune 15, 2009
In the English economic literature prior to Adam Smith, the most pervasive and the most emphasized doctrine is the importance of having an excess of exports over imports. To this doctrine and the trade regulations which it inspired, Adam Smith, following the usage of some of the Physiocrats, gave...

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Biography of A.R.J. Turgot (1727-1781)

JournalsAugust 1, 2007
ANNE ROBERT JACQUES TURGOT'S career in economics was brief but brilliant, and in every way remarkable. In the first place, he died rather young, and second, the time and energy he devoted to economics was comparatively little. He was a busy man of affairs, born in Paris to a distinguished...

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Duncombe's Free Banking

BooksMay 27, 2009
From the author: If you desire to perpetuate republican institutions in the United States; if you have studied the political history of our country, and become thoroughly acquainted with the elementary principles of our government; and if you have made yourselves familiar with political and public...

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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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The Theory of Prices: A Re-Examination of the Central Problems of Monetary Theory, Vol. II

BooksSeptember 3, 2009
From the author: In the first volume of this work, I set myself the task of welding into a single, unified organon the disparate, and often apparently contradictory, analytical approaches to certain "central problems of monetary theory." In the present volume, I have set myself the task...

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The Economics of Enterprise

BooksJune 16, 2009
From the author: In questions of economic theory the writer conceives himself, as among his colleagues of the craft, to be in essentials rather a conservative than an innovator. The Socialists, indeed — with whom he disclaims all theoretical sympathies — seem to him to be the ultra-...

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The Book of Peace

BooksMarch 31, 2008
Originally published in 1845, this is a collection of sixty-four essays by a variety of authors and from a wide range of viewpoints on the subjects of war and peace.

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America's Second Crusade

BooksMarch 16, 2010
Was World War II a failure? It is an unthinkable thought in the American political ethos. but noted American journalist and author William Henry Chamberlin dares think it, from the vantage point of the immediate postwar world of 1950.

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Tariffs: A Study in Method

BooksJanuary 27, 2010
I hope that this book may be read, not with the aim of discovering the author's attitude towards "the Fiscal Question," but with the recollection of the true object of the study in view—namely, the examination of the technical problems which the existence of tariffs necessarily...

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Mises: An Annotated Bibliography

BooksMarch 29, 2009
An essential companion to all of Mises's works, this easy-to-use bibliography covers his life from Vienna to New York. It provides summaries of his works and detailed publication information--a real treasure trove. A special treat is the extensive coverage of what others from all political...

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The Essential Rothbard

BooksMarch 2, 2007
Here is the book for the Age of Rothbard, precisely the primer that is needed at a time when his influence—as the most radical and compelling intellectual force in the second half of the 20th century—is higher than during any time during his lifetime. And so this book is a landmark in...

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Literature and the Economics of Liberty

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With this work, the economic interpretation of literature is no longer dominated by ideas derived from Marxism.

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Literature and the Economics of Liberty - Digital Book

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With this work, the economic interpretation of literature is no longer dominated by ideas derived from Marxism.

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The Other War that Never Ends: A Survey of Some Recent Literature on World War I

Mises DailyApril 19, 2004
The first World War might also be called the war that never ends, writes Ralph Raico.

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