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Against the Tide

World History

Wilhelm Röpke defends sounds money, free trade, and attacks welfare.

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History of Crises Under the National Banking System

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

The crisis of 1873 was preceded by four years of general economic activity, which was by no means confined to the United States. In agriculture, manufactures, and transportation much real progress was made, but, as subsequent events proved, the pace was more rapid than was consistent with healthy...

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The Economic Causes of War

Global EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Robbins' analysis here presented has still a place in the rational discussion of the possible causes of war...

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Aspects of the Pathology of Money

Monetary Theory

These are Heilperin's critical essays that appeared between the early 1930s and the mid 1960s, and provide an excellent overview of his thought...

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Tariffs: A Study in Method

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

I hope that this book may be read, not with the aim of discovering the author's attitude towards "the Fiscal Question," but with the recollection of the true object of the study in view—namely, the examination of the technical problems which the existence of tariffs necessarily...

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Accent On The Right

BiographiesPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Read explores an array of themes such as the sources of human progress, the political consequences of not thinking for one’s self, and finding what is right and wrong...

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The Theory of Social Economy

Money and BankingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

The object of all economic activity is to satisfy human wants. The satisfaction of these wants is impossible without activity of some sort, but the actual satisfaction itself is not included within the concept of economic activity.

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Where Lies This Fault?

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

In this 1967 essay, Leonard Read lays out what might best be termed a sociological study of libertarian activism. Read attempts to identify different types of personalities and individuals who are likely to be amenable or resistant to the message of free markets and liberty. Read then goes on to...

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The Decline of American Liberalism

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

One of the most striking facts about American history is how in a country born in old-style liberalism, the meaning of liberalism would not only change but be completely upended: liberalism now means its opposite. In this massively important work of intellectual history, historian Arthur Ekirch...

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San Bernardino of Siena and Sant'Antonino of Florence: The Two Great Economic Thinkers of the Middle Ages

BiographiesPhilosophy and Methodology

Professor de Roover's careful setting of these two men in their spiritual and secular environments poses the tensions they experienced between dogma and freedom of economic thought...

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