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It Didn't Have to Be This Way

Booms and BustsFree MarketsU.S. EconomyInterventionismPolitical Theory

01/11/2016Books
Why is the boom-and-bust cycle so persistent? Why did economists fail to predict the recent economic meltdown--or to pull us out of the crisis more quickly? And how can we prevent future calamities?
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Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

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What caused the war? Why did the Union defeat the Confederacy? What were the consequences of the War? The premise of the book is that historians have a comparative advantage in describing such events, but economists have the tools to help explain these events. This book does so, and marvelously.
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Notes on Democracy

Political Theory

01/11/2016Books
This book should come with a warning label. It is surely one of the most bracing books on politics in the history of the English language. There is more truth in these pages than most Americans are willing to face. What Mencken delivers here is probably the most scathing attack on the idea of mass...
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The Freedom Answer Book: How the Government Is Taking Away Your Constitutional Freedom

Big GovernmentLegal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

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The government is taking away basic freedoms granted under the Constitution. This helpful guide gives a clear vision of what your rights are and how you can protect them.
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Civilian and the Military

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

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This book provides an incredible wealth of knowledge and documentation to show that the anti-militarist tradition in the United States was and is robust, freedom-loving, and correct time and again.
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War, Empire, and the Military

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

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These essays, although organized under seven headings, have one underlying theme: opposition to the warfare state that robs us of our liberty, our money, and in some cases our life. Conservatives who decry the welfare state while supporting the warfare state are terribly inconsistent. The two are...
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The Free Market and Its Enemies

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

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This is a "new" book by Ludwig von Mises, the first of a series of lecture transcripts drawn from careful notes taken by Bettina Bien Greaves in the summer of 1951. It features Mises in a role in which we do not usually find him, not as a writer but as a speaker.
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Democracy: The God That Failed

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

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This book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from limited monarchy to unlimited democracy. Revisionist in nature, it reaches the conclusion that monarchy, with all its failings, is a lesser evil than mass democracy, but outlines deficiencies in both as systems of...

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The State of the Union

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

01/11/2016Books
This collection pulls together some of Nock's best work on literature, war, state expansion, law, education, prohibition, and cultural issues such as smoking and snoring.
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The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom

Free MarketsLegal SystemThe Police StatePhilosophy and Methodology

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Alcohol abuse and heavy tobacco use are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. It seems rather ludicrous to advocate the outlawing of drugs and not the outlawing of alcohol and tobacco. (p. 11) Vance writes from a viewpoint that will surprise many readers.
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