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John Chamberlain

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John Rensselaer Chamberlain (1903–1995) was an American journalist, the author of books on capitalism, and dubbed "one of America’s most trusted book reviewers." Influenced by Albert Jay Nock, Chamberlain credited the writers Ayn Rand, Isabel Paterson, and Rose Wilder Lane with his "conversion" to what he called "an older American philosophy" of libertarian ideas. Along with his friends Henry Hazlitt and Max Eastman, he helped to promote the work of F.A. Hayek, writing the foreword to the first American edition of The Road to Serfdom in 1944. In 1946, Leonard Read of the Foundation for Economic Education established a free-market magazine named The Freeman, reviving the name of a publication that had been edited by Albert Jay Nock. Its first editors included Chamberlain and Henry Hazlitt. After stepping down as editor, Chamberlain continued his regular column for the periodical, "A Reviewer’s Notebook."

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U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/30/2015Mises Media
Narrated by Millian Quinteros. This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger.
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Economic Enlightenment from Ballvé

EducationFree Markets

04/04/2012Mises Daily Articles
If you are looking for something "in between" Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson and Mises's Human Action , Faustino Ballve's Essentials of Economics is for you.
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Margit's Years with Ludwig von Mises

BiographiesWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

04/27/2010Mises Daily Articles
The percolation of ideas is an endlessly fascinating topic, and Margit von Mises adds scores of detail that will enable her readers to track the penetration of Mises's philosophy to the most unlikely places.
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The Roots of Capitalism

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureU.S. History

03/23/2010Mises Daily Articles
In the America of Thomas Jefferson's Declaration these categories and institutions were to have the opportunity which they were never fully to achieve in their constricted English home.
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Röpke Stood Against the Tide

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionismMonetary Theory

12/03/2009Mises Daily Articles
Unfortunately, welfarist ideas are still careening down the highway with as much dangerous momentum as was the case when Röpke was still alive.
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