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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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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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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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The Private Production of Defense

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Hans Hoppe takes on the most difficult subject in economic and political theory: the provision of security.

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Methodological Individualism

BooksJanuary 3, 2009
Schumpeter's work marks a distinct milestone in the evolution of opinion on the important subject of individualism...

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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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Economic Principles

BooksMarch 1, 2007
Economic Principles provides a complete and systematic exposition of economic theory based on the Austrian subjective-value approach.

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The Political Economy of Monopoly

BooksOctober 21, 2009
Intended as a textbook, this is Fritz Machlup's sophisticated — yet readily comprehensible — introduction to the subject at hand...

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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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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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Protection or Free Trade

BooksJune 4, 2009
Henry George endeavors to determine whether protection or free trade better accords with the interests of labor, and to bring to a common conclusion on this subject those who really desire to raise wages.

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The Limits of Economics

BooksMarch 29, 2009
Economic policy consists in all those actions and measures which aim, outside or quite independently of the economic interests of their framers, at bestowing advantages (rarely disadvantages) on a chosen group of economic subjects or entrepreneurs, and of which the motive lies primarily in this...

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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 Turgot Collection: Writings, Speeches, and Letters of Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune

BooksMarch 17, 2011
Murray Rothbard considered Turgot one of the greatest economists of all time and one of the foremost classical liberals of the eighteenth century. He extended economic theory beyond the Physiocrats, defended free trade, anticipated the notion of opportunity cost, developed an early concept of...

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The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the U.S. Constitution

BooksSeptember 15, 2010
Inflation is contemporary America's most pressing economic, social, and political problem. Reliable sources are available to describe the history of inflation in this and other societies, to explain its cause of effects, and to indicate the policies necessary to eradicate it. Unfortunately, the...

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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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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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