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Machan's Moral Case for the Free Market

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I've scanned and uploaded Tibor Machan The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy (Edwin Mellen Press, 1988) (with the author's permission; it was informally published on regular sized paper, not hard-bound). From the preface:

This book grew out of my AB Timbro Summer Seminar lectures in Stockholm, Sweden, during August 1986. I try to place on record a brief, accessible statement of the case for the free market system of economics, based on a view of human beings as moral agents and the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency. A far more extensive discussion of the present thesis will be available in my forthcoming Individuals and their Rights (Open Court, 1989). I have also written more extensively about the shortcomings of the economic argument for the free society, in my Capitalism and Individualism: Reframing the Argument for the Free Society ([] 1989).

Some good stuff in there--in addition to the case for individual rights, see the discussions of scientism, free-will and Roger Sperry (see also on this Machan's Reply to My Critics and his letter regarding determinism), etc.

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