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The Theory of Social Economy

Money and BankingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

08/25/1967Books
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

06/21/1967Books
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

06/01/1967Books
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

05/31/1967Books
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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Deeper Than You Think

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/11/1967Books
Leonard Read implores that “Truth is not to be found in coercive arrangements.”...

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The Theory of Economic Development in the History of Economic Thought

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsProduction Theory

02/09/1967Books
Based on the 1966 Chichele lectures, Robbins's book concentrates on the history of the main propositions of the theory of development·as they apply to a closed economy...

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The Economic Mind in American Civilization: 1606-1865, Volume One

World History

10/14/1966Books
In America as elsewhere, economic thought is an integral part of culture. Its richness and the reach of its relevance can be appreciated fully only when it is treated in its natural habitat of practical affairs and intellectual endeavor. It grows by constant crossbreeding with other species of...

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The Economic Mind in American Civilization: 1606-1865, Volume Two

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

10/14/1966Books
Just as differences in political theory among the learned gentlemen of business made little substantial difference in th.eir specific outlook on commerce, so in the academic world party animosities hardly affected the general economic philosophy.

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History of Monetary and Credit Theory

World HistoryCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

10/13/1966Books
In monetary matters the experience of the eighteenth century was of the most varied kind. It witnessed money functioning in times of peace and times of war. It was familiar with the difficulties of the double standard, with those arising from worn and clipped coins, with those created by excessive...

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A Treatise on Currency and Banking

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

10/04/1966Books
This remarkable hard-money treatise appeared in 1840. Th is book is a great narrative to read in light of the current cycle of boom and bust.

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