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Theory of Education in the United States

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Nock's shocking book on education

BlogNovember 1, 2007

It is hard to say what is most notable about this book published first in 1931:

1. Albert Jay Nock's incredible disquisition on the...

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The Theory of Education in the United States

BooksOctober 29, 2007
In these lectures, Nock goes to the heart of the matter of what is wrong with the structure of education in the United States: the policy, imposed by government, of universal admissions on the theory that everyone is equally educable.

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Cogitations from Albert Jay Nock

BooksMay 26, 2009
Here is a small book full of Nock's thoughts, as fresh as they were when first minted...

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Nock Collection

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Aristocrat. Anarchist. Genius. All of Nock's book together with a 15% discount.

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Albert Jay Nock

Albert Jay Nock

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Albert Jay Nock (October 13, 1870 – August 19, 1945) was an influential American libertarian author, educational theorist, and social critic of the early and middle 20th century. Murray Rothbard...

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Jefferson

BooksOctober 19, 2006
Here is Albert Jay Nock's classic study on the life and thought of Thomas Jefferson...

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Albert Jay Nock's Laws of Political Process

Mises DailyAugust 23, 2007
In Nock's view, the usurpation of social power by state power went hand in glove with a rise in war, intra-social conflict, arbitrary authority, indebtedness, and many other injustices...

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The Freeman Book

BooksNovember 22, 2007
Yes, that's right: The Freeman . This was the original, as edited by Albert Jay Nock in the early 1920s. It was radical, far-reaching, topical, and bracing in every way...

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8. Senior’s Lectures on Monetary Problems

Online Text Page from Money, Method, and the Market Process, Ch. Money

Nassau William Senior’s famous lectures* on money and international trade have been newly issued by the London School of Economics and Political Science in their series of reprints.

4. Phase IV: Fluctuating Fiat Currencies, 1931-1945

Online Text Page from What Has Government Done to Our Money?, Ch. IV. The Monetary Breakdown of the West

The world was now back to the monetary chaos of World War I, except that now there seemed to be little hope for a restoration of gold. The international economic order had disintegrated into the chaos clean and dirty floating exchange rates, competing devaluations, exchange controls, and trade barriers; international economic and monetary warfare raged between currencies and currency blocs.

3. Phase III: The Gold Exchange Standard (Britain and the U.S.) 1926-1931

Online Text Page from What Has Government Done to Our Money?, Ch. IV. The Monetary Breakdown of the West

How to return to the Golden Age? The sensible thing to do would have been to recognize the facts of reality, the fact of the depreciated pound, franc, mark, etc., and to return to the gold standard at a redefined rate: a rate that would recognize the existing supply of money and price levels. The British pound, for example, had been traditionally defined at a weight which made it equal to $4.86. But by the end of World War I, the inflation in Britain had brought the pound down to approximately $3.50 on the free foreign exchange market. Other currencies were similarly depreciated.

The Betrayal of the American Right

BooksSeptember 13, 2007
Rothbard identifies a movement he calls the “Old Right.” This was a libertarian movement that included Albert Jay Nock, H. L. Mencken, and John T. Flynn...

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The Myth of a Guilty Nation

BooksAugust 11, 2011
This is Albert Jay Nock's first great anti-war book, a cause he backed his entire life as an essential component of a libertarian outlook...

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Bureaucracy and the Civil Service in the United States

Mises DailyJune 9, 2006
Murray Rothbard writes in defense of the spoils system. It's the one protection we have against bureaucratic dictatorship.

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42. The Objectives of Economic Education

Online Text Page from Economic Freedom and Interventionism, Ch. IV. Economics and Ideas

The struggle between the two systems of social organization, freedom and totalitarianism, will be decided in the democratic nations at the polls. As things are today, the outcome in the United States will determine the outcome for all other peoples too. As long as this country does not go socialist, socialist victories in other parts of the world are of minor relevance.

Some people?among them very keen minds?expect either a revolutionary upheaval of the communists, a war with Russia and its satellites, or a combination of both events.

Central Banking in the United States III: The National Banking System

Online Text Chapter from The Mystery of Banking

1. THE CIVIL WAR AND THE NATIONAL BANKING SYSTEM

The Civil War wrought an even more momentous change in the nation’s banking system than had the War of 1812. The early years of the war were financed by printing paper money—greenbacks—and the massive printing of money by the Treasury led to a universal suspension of specie payments by the Treasury itself and by the nation’s banks, at the end of December 1861. For the next two decades, the United States was once again on a depreciating inconvertible fiat standard.

Who is Albert Jay Nock?

Institute PublicationsMarch 26, 2008
Mises Institute Who is Albert Jay Nock

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