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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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The Strike-Threat System

BooksJanuary 1, 2009
Hutt argues that it is not the strike but the strike threat that makes unions so incredibly costly to American prosperity.

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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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The Law

BooksFebruary 9, 2006
Bastiat's essay is timeless, because it applies whenever and wherever the state assumes unto itself different rules and different laws from that by which it expects other people to live...

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Freedom and the Law

BooksJune 15, 2009
Here we have an outstanding analysis of the relationship between law and freedom.

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Kohler Strike: Union Violence and Administrative Law - Digital Book

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The unions committed every crime short of murder.

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A Rehabilitation of Say's Law

BooksJuly 20, 2005
The topic addressed here is Say's law: the view that macroeconomic activity tends toward stability...

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Control or Economic Law

BooksFebruary 18, 2010
This is Eugen Böhm von Bawerk's scientific — but impassioned — call for economic liberalization.

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Power and Privilege: Labor Unions in America

BooksOctober 21, 2009
This book reconsiders the economic role of labor unions by challenging fundamental assumptions.

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Power Unlimited: The Corruption of Union Leadership

BooksNovember 22, 2008
A report on the May 1957 Hearing of the Senate Select Committee to Investigate Improper Activities in Labor-Management Relations.

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The unions committed every crime short of murder.

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Ten Thousand Commandments: A Story of the Antitrust Laws

BooksApril 26, 2009
Moses had nothing on the Supreme Court. He handed down ten commandments. The Supreme Court is handing down ten thousand. And like. the ten that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai, they are nearly all "don'ts."...

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Sylvester Petro

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Sylvester Petro (1917–2007) was a professor of law and the author of several books on the history of labor policy in the United States, including The Labor Policy of...

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The Labor Policy of the Free Society

As Petro sees it, labor economics isn't so much a unique branch of economics, but rather the application of the...

The Kohler Strike: Union Violence and Administrative Law

This 1961 book by labor economist Sylvester Petro tells a story of the destruction of private property and freedom...

The Nature of the Union

Mises DailyNovember 2, 2000
Another outstanding book from the pen of Forrest McDonald, reviewed by Joseph Stromberg, debunks the historical claims of the consolidationists.

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The State

BooksJune 15, 2009
Government is synonymous with neither State nor Nation. It is the machinery by which the nation, organized as a State, carries out its State functions. Government is a framework of the administration of laws, and the carrying out of the public force. Government is the idea of the State put into...

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Sylvester Joseph Petro (1917-2007)

BlogFebruary 22, 2008
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported as follows:

November 10, 2007, marked the passing of a great teacher, scholar and defender of liberty, Sylvester Joseph Petro, who died at his son's...

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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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An Inflation Primer

BooksMarch 6, 2010
Inflation concerns every citizen-worker, banker, creditor, debtor, politician and union leader. It is the "legalized robbery" by which wealth is distributed, false prosperity is prolonged and nations are ruined...

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Notes on Epistemology

BooksMay 25, 2007
The unique place of reason in natural-law philosophy has been affirmed by the modern Thomistic philosopher, the late Father John Toohey.

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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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