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Instead of Violence

BooksJune 22, 2013
This essay is an antidote to the faulty ideas that inflect many freedom activists who believe that if only the next election can go the “right” way or if people just do what we say, then all will be set right...

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Instead of Dictatorship

BooksOctober 28, 2010
Written in 1933, Hazlitt examines that world's lost faith in the virtues of parliamentary discussion and criticism.

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The Kohler Strike: Union Violence and Administrative Law

BooksAugust 27, 2008
This 1961 book by labor economist Sylvester Petro tells a story of the destruction of private property and freedom at the hands of unions.

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Where Lies This Fault?

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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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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Comes The Dawn

BooksJanuary 11, 2013
Leonard Read restates the case for liberty, and exposes what he called "authoritarian fallacies...

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Castles in the Air

BooksMarch 23, 2009
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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Accent On The Right

BooksJanuary 11, 2013
In this work dedicated to the memory of Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), Leonard E. Read explores an array of themes such as the sources of human progress, the political consequences of not thinking for one’s self, and finding what is right and wrong...

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I, Pencil

BooksAugust 31, 2010
First published in the December 1958 issue of the Freeman , "I, Pencil: My Family Tree as Told to Leonard E. Read" is written in the first person from the point of view of an Eberhard Faber pencil...

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Let Freedom Reign

BooksJanuary 11, 2013
Leonard E. Read discusses the importance of freedom as a foundation for finding the answers to the problems induced by central planning.

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The Vision of Leonard Read

Institute PublicationsMarch 1, 2009
He taught this lesson for decades, with stamina, consistency, and calm persistence in his belief that education was the key to freedom.

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Deeper Than You Think

BooksJanuary 11, 2013
Leonard Read implores that “Truth is not to be found in coercive arrangements.”...

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How Do We Know

BooksJanuary 11, 2013
Leonard Read writes, "Everyone who pursues an improved understanding of how freedom works its wonders makes a contribution to a higher-grade civilization. More people than now must make freedom their lifelong study."...

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Harangue

BooksNovember 6, 2007
Published in 1926, Garrett illustrates the strange tendency in a story of politics, economic folly, conspiracy, ideology, and violence.

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The Tragedy of the Euro

BooksDecember 8, 2010
Bagus explains that the Euro is not what the older classical liberals had hoped for, but instead is a politically managed money that is destined for failure.

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On the Origins of Money

BooksNovember 17, 2009
Menger explains that it is not government edicts that create money but instead the marketplace.

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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 Essential Rothbard

BooksMarch 2, 2007
Here is the book for the Age of Rothbard, precisely the primer that is needed at a time when his influence—as the most radical and compelling intellectual force in the second half of the 20th century—is higher than during any time during his lifetime. And so this book is a landmark in...

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Anything That's Peaceful: The Case for the Free Market

BooksMarch 18, 2009
Leonard Read was a great spokesman for liberty, and an excellent teacher. It includes the essay later called "I, Pencil," which is a masterful description of the workings of the division of labor...

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Biography of Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966): Humane Economist

BooksAugust 1, 2007
"I champion an economic order ruled by free prices and markets...the only economic order compatible with human freedom." Wilhelm Röpke devoted his scholarly career to combating collectivism in economic, social, and political theory. As a student and proponent of the Austrian School, he...

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