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Labor Monopolies or Freedom

BooksJune 15, 2009
Labor unions are today the sacred cows. Most writers and speakers are afraid to expose the anti-social tendencies of organized labor, for if they do so, they know they themselves will be denounced as fascists, anti-labor, labor baiters, and reactionaries.

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Power and Privilege: Labor Unions in America

BooksOctober 21, 2009
This book reconsiders the economic role of labor unions by challenging fundamental assumptions.

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The Labor Policy of the Free Society

BooksJuly 20, 2005
As Petro sees it, labor economics isn't so much a unique branch of economics, but rather the application of the general principles of economics to a specific area...

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Three Lectures on the Rate of Wages

BooksJanuary 8, 2010
The inquiry into the causes affecting wages is the most important branch of political economy.

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Why Wages Rise

BooksJanuary 23, 2007
Wages are of prime importance in any advanced economy such as ours. They affect us all far more than seems evidenced in our concern about them.

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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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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 Theory of Collective Bargaining

BooksApril 25, 2007
Hutt demonstrates several spectacular points: labor unions cannot lift wages overall; their earnings come at the expense of the consumer; their effect is to cartelize business and reduce free competition to the detriment of everyone.

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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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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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Gurtrude Coogan's Bluff by Gary North

Gertrude Coogan's Bluff: Greenback Populism as Conservative Economics

BooksSeptember 24, 2010
North on the legacy of Gertrude Coogan and the 1880s Greenback Labor Party.

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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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The Kohler Strike: Union Violence and Administrative Law

BooksAugust 27, 2008
This 1961 book by labor economist Sylvester Petro tells a story of the destruction of private property and freedom at the hands of unions.

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Power Unlimted: The Corruption of Union Leadership

BooksNovember 22, 2008
A report on the May 1957 Hearing of the Senate Select Committee to Investigate Improper Activities in Labor-Management Relations.

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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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Anything That's Peaceful: The Case for the Free Market

BooksMarch 18, 2009
Leonard Read was a great spokesman for liberty, and an excellent teacher. It includes the essay later called "I, Pencil," which is a masterful description of the workings of the division of labor...

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The Political Economy of Juan De Mariana

BooksNovember 23, 2008
Juan de Mariana made huge advances in not only economics but also in law and sociology. Prof. Fr. Laures explores his thinking on value, commerce, money, entrepreneurship, labor, taxes, and more, and demonstrates that he is a major if overlooked founder of economic science and classical liberalism.

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