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Will Dollars Save the World?

December 1, 2006
This is Hazlitt's blockbuster argument against the idea of putting post-war Europe on the U.S. dole.

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Theory of Money and Fiduciary Media

March 13, 2013
Edited by Jörg Guido Hülsmann, the essays here presented provide insights for understanding the economic crises of our own time.

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A Humane Economy

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

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The Underground Economy

July 20, 2005
There is a bustling and shadowy world where jobs, services, and business transactions are conducted by word of mouth and paid for in cash to avoid scrutiny by government officials.

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The Vampire Economy

February 13, 2007
Written in 1939, Reimann discusses the effects of heavy regulation, inflation, price controls, trade interference, national economic planning, and attacks on private property, and what consequences they had for human rights and economic development.

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A Treatise on Political Economy

April 22, 2008
Larry Sechrest writes of this book: "With pen and ink, Adam Smith made the entrepreneur invisible. J.B. Say brings him back to life and to the center of the stage."...

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Nation, State, and Economy

July 20, 2005
Mises takes up the question of the proper political order to sustain the peace in the age of democracy.

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The Political Economy of Monopoly

October 21, 2009
Intended as a textbook, this is Fritz Machlup's sophisticated — yet readily comprehensible — introduction to the subject at hand...

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Property in a Humane Economy

January 27, 2010
Dr. Harper's paper is devoted primarily to answering the question: Why is there so disappointing a neglect and disparagement of private property and ownership?...

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A Treatise on Political Economy

October 4, 2008
This work presents the main thrust of all of Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy's ideas, including his loathing of inflation and state-granted monopoly privilege...

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The Theory of Social Economy

August 25, 2009
The object of all economic activity is to satisfy human wants. The satisfaction of these wants is impossible without activity of some sort, but the actual satisfaction itself is not included within the concept of economic activity.

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The Theory of Political Economy

October 13, 2009
The science of Political Economy rests upon a few notions of an apparently simple character. Utility, wealth, value, commodity, labour, land, capital, are the elements of the subject; and whoever has a thorough comprehension of their nature must possess or be soon able to acquire a knowledge of the...

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Will Savings Save Us?

June 17, 2002
Popular thinking about economic growth is still strongly influenced by the productivity theory of capital, which presumes that capital engenders a yield like the fruits from a tree, writes Antony P. Mueller. If it were merely aggregate investment that mattered, economic development and continuous...

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Man, Economy, and State, with Power and Market

July 20, 2005
Rothbard provides a sweeping presentation of Austrian economic theory, a reconstruction of many aspects of that theory, a rigorous criticism of alternative schools, and an inspiring look at a science of liberty that concerns nearly everything and should concern everyone.

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Power and Market: Government and the Economy

July 20, 2005
What can government do to enhance social and economic well being? Nothing, says Murray N. Rothbard. Power and Market is the ultimate manual for completely de-mystifying the myth of the state.

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Macro-Economic Thinking and the Market Economy

December 7, 2007
Lachmann evaluates some of the more sophisticated ideas criticizing the market economy.

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An Outline of the Science of Political Economy

May 28, 2008
An outline of the Science which treats of the Nature, the Production, and the Distribution of Wealth.

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The Transformation of the American Economy, 1865-1914

August 19, 2011
The Gilded Age — lasting from 1865 to World War I — was an era of economic growth never before seen in the history of the world. Robert Higgs explains why...

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

July 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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The Political Economy of Juan De Mariana

November 23, 2008
Juan de Mariana made huge advances in not only economics but also in law and sociology. Prof. Fr. Laures explores his thinking on value, commerce, money, entrepreneurship, labor, taxes, and more, and demonstrates that he is a major if overlooked founder of economic science and classical liberalism.

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