The Case for Capitalism

Booms and BustsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

It is easy in these times to put the case against any existing institution. Most of us are in a highly critical mood, because we feel that during the last few years things have happened which ought never to have happened, and that these earth-shaking events were not well met and handled, especially...
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The Case for Discrimination

Political Theory

Walter Block has been writing on the economics of discrimination — and in defense of discrimination, rightly understood — for more than 30 years. This edition collects nearly all of this writing to present a radical alternative to the mainstream view.
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The Case for Gold

Gold Standard

Ron Paul's 1982 book on monetary reform.
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The Case for Legalizing Capitalism

Free Markets

What is the "American system" of economics? Kel Kelly responds in this fast-paced, near-comprehensive treatment of the truth about the free market and intervention.
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Castles in the Air

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

In Castles in the Air , Leonard Read addresses topics such as social order, the tendency for individuals to thrive and create in a free environment, entrepreneurship, and many others.
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Central Planning and Neomercantilism

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

The idea of central planning seems, at first sight, so reasonable that it is hard to see why any intelligent person would oppose it. For one thing, it appears to be a mere extension of individual planning, which all of us practice. Every intelligent person engages in planning.
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The Challenge of Liberty

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Individualism and collectivism are sharply opposed theories of social organization. The one emphasizes liberty for the individual and the other conformity by the individual. The two theories proceed from diverse philosophical positions and arrive at widely separated ways of life. Their conflicts...
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