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Selected Writings on Economics

The science of Political Economy is, at present, in that state of imperfect development, which, though most attractive to the student who has made some proficiency, throws the greatest difficulty in the way of a beginner, and, consequently, of a teacher, and offers the fairest scope to the...

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Three Lectures on the Rate of Wages

PricesProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

The inquiry into the causes affecting wages is the most important branch of political economy.

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The Philosophy of Ownership

Political Theory

LeFevre presents the entire libertarian case for private ownership, with his characteristic clarity of exposition.

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The Roots of Capitalism

Free MarketsWorld History

Capitalism is a system that can stand on its own attainments, writes John Chamberlain, and he offers here a fast-paced, provocative look at the intellectual forces and practical accomplishments that have created American capitalism.

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International Trade and the National Income Multiplier

Global Economy

The Aims of this Book are threefold. One of the objectives is to reconsider those parts of the theories of international trade and capital movements which can be profitably analyzed with the technique of the money-income multiplier. Furthermore, an attempt is made to develop the multiplier...

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The Theory of Political Economy

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

The science of Political Economy rests upon a few notions of an apparently simple character. Utility, wealth, value, commodity, labour, land, capital, are the elements of the subject; and whoever has a thorough comprehension of their nature must possess or be soon able to acquire a knowledge of the...

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An Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain

Global EconomyWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

In this book, which was recovered after being lost for over 100 years, Henry Thornton defends the Bank of England's influence on paper money...

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The Free Market and Its Enemy

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Read explores "the miraculous workings of tiny creativities , the ultimate constituents of the free market..."...

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The Economics of Alfred Marshall


The posthumous last edition of Alfred Marshall's Principles of Economics appeared in 1920 — his final presentation of a course of thought of which successive editions during four decades had recorded the widening and deepening process...

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Education and the State

EducationPolitical Theory

Can education be provided entirely by private markets? In some ways, it is a preposterous question, as this seminal important book shows.

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