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The Regulated Consumer

BooksMarch 13, 2007
Peterson discusses whether and to what extent product, safety, labor, communications, and other regulation helps or hinders the interest of the consumer.

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Market Theory and the Price System

BooksFebruary 9, 2007
Israel Kirzner's outstanding book on price theory.

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Prices and Production

BooksJuly 20, 2005
These seven works taken together constitute the essential core of Austrian macroeconomics.

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Foundations of the Market Price System

BooksApril 19, 2007
Murray Rothbard just loved this Austrian text on microeconomic theory.

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Money: Its Connection with Rising and Falling Prices

BooksJanuary 27, 2010
Many economic principles can be dealt with best in the first place on the assumption that when a change is observed in the price of a particular commodity or service it means a change of value peculiar to that one kind of commodity or service, and is not merely a part of a general change in the...

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Interest and Prices

BooksMarch 30, 2007
It was this work by Swedish economist Wicksell that drew Mises's attention to the effects of interest rate manipulation on the capital structure.

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An Outline of International Price Theory

BooksJanuary 31, 2007
Wu looks at the history of economic thought as a way to explain what was happening in 1930s China and why.

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Less than Zero: The Case for a Falling Price Level in a Growing Economy

BooksMarch 16, 2010
Zero inflation's full benefits will not be grasped unless we recognize it as a stepping-stone towards something even better...

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Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls: How Not to Fight Inflation

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
This outstanding history illustrates the utter futility of fighting the market process through legislation. It always uses despotic measures to yield socially catastrophic results.

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

BooksSeptember 3, 2009
There can be little doubt, however, that a principal reason why something less than the maximum use is made of tools lying ready to our hand is that many of those who should be using them refrain from doing so only because they are not aware of the fact that the nature of these tools has been...

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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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Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Ownership Myth

BooksNovember 18, 2010
This elegant and fact-filled book by Doug French examines the background to the case of "strategic default," or walking away from your home, and considers its implications from a variety of different perspectives...

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Reassessing the Presidency

BooksNovember 2, 2007
This remarkable volume (825 pages including index and bibliography) is the first full-scale revision of the official history of the U.S. executive state.

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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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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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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The New Despotism

BooksMarch 16, 2010
When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the 18th century, its founders thought that the consequences of republican or representative institutions in government would be the reduction of political power in individual lives.

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Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This is the essay that overthrew the socialist paradigm in economics, and provided the foundation for modern Austrian price theory.

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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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