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Principles of Ethics: Anthology

BooksAugust 29, 2012
This two-volume treatise by the classic liberal political theorist and philosopher Herbert Spencer has been considered by many to be his most influential work.

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Principles of Economics

BooksJuly 20, 2005
In the beginning, there was Menger . It was this book that reformulated — and really rescued — economic science...

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Economic Principles

BooksMarch 1, 2007
Economic Principles provides a complete and systematic exposition of economic theory based on the Austrian subjective-value approach.

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The Ethics of Money Production

BooksOctober 22, 2008
This is the first full study of a critically important issue today: the ethics of money production.

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The Economics and Ethics of Private Property

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This book collects some of Hoppe's most important essays on the topic of private property...

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Principles of Economics: Study Guide

BooksFebruary 8, 2008
A study guide to Menger's Principles of Economics , prepared in 2008 for distribution through Mises.org...

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The Principles of Economics, With Applications to Practical Problems

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Fetter's 1904 treatise constructed a general theory of economics in the Austrian tradition that went unsurpassed until Mises's 1940 treatise, Nationaloekonomie ...

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Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation

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This paper traces Spencer's theory of causation through various disciplines, with special emphasis on Spencer's "scientific" system of ethics — something he regarded as the crowning achievement of his life's work. I shall attempt to explain Spencer rather than criticize...

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The Way to Will Power

BooksFebruary 29, 2008
Hazlitt writes on personal ethics as informed by ancient principles.

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Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist

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Mention the name of Herbert Spencer to the average person and, if he is familiar with it at all, he is likely to say that Spencer was a political theorist who advocated laissez faire , and might even recall Spencer as a sociologist. But it is unlikely that he would identify Spencer as an...

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The Foundations of Morality

BooksOctober 4, 2008
Here is Hazlitt grounds a policy of private property and free markets in an ethic of classical utilitarianism — understood in the way Mises understood that term...

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A Humane Economy

BooksJune 15, 2009
You cannot separate economic principles from human behavior.

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Bank Credit

BooksDecember 6, 2006
This 1931 textbook develops the principles of bank credit considered in the abstract, and sets forth the main factors underlying the loans made by banks to borrowers.

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Inequality and Progress

BooksOctober 13, 2009
Equality is a charmed word. It fascinates reformers. Prophets that watch for signs and portents as they that watch for the morning are almost unanimous in predictions of a widening social equality. When the word can no longer be used indiscriminately, it is still retained as defining an...

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Outlook for Freedom

BooksJune 21, 2013
This professionally prepared ebook is an electronic edition of the book that is designed for reading on digital readers like Nook, Kindle, iPad, Sony Reader, and other products including iPhone and Android smart phones. The text reflows depending on your font preferences and it contains links from...

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Confessions of a Capitalist

BooksJune 5, 2009
From the author: Three things may be said about this book upon which there must, I think, be general agreement, and I mention them to save my critics trouble. The first is that the book is in bad taste, dealing as it does with matters which, by common consent, are not usually written or talked...

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The Tariff Idea

BooksOctober 20, 2009
Ask any cross section of people in this country if they believe in an individual's right to own property, and an overwhelming majority will say: "Why, of course!" This belief is so commonly accepted as a part of our way of life that it is seldom questioned.' Yet in actual practice...

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The Economics of Enterprise

BooksJune 16, 2009
From the author: In questions of economic theory the writer conceives himself, as among his colleagues of the craft, to be in essentials rather a conservative than an innovator. The Socialists, indeed — with whom he disclaims all theoretical sympathies — seem to him to be the ultra-...

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The Libertarian Principle of Secession

Mises DailyMarch 10, 2015
Secession, which is at the very heart of free enterprise and self-determination, has long been synonymous with libertarianism going back at least to Lysander Spooner. In the twentieth century, Frank Chodorov continued this tradition, and we should continue to do the same today.

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The Free Man's Library

BooksJanuary 3, 2007
Hazlitt's anthology of short reviews of 550 books on economics and politics — old and new — from the point of view of an Austro-libertarian.

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