Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis

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Author: Ludwig von Mises

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329675673

Category: History

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Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis is a book by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises, first published in German by Gustav Fischer Verlag in Jena in 1922 under the title Die Gemeinwirtschaft: Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus. It was translated into English from the second reworked German edition (Jena: Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1932) by J. Kahane and published by Jonathan Cape in London in 1936.

Interventionism

An Economic Analysis

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Author: Ludwig Von Mises

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865977389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 101

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"Originally published in 1998 by Foundation for Economic Education, Inc."

Liberalism

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610164083

Category: Philosophy

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This is Mises's classic statement in defense of a free society, one of the last statements of the old liberal school and a text from which we can continue to learn. It has been the conscience of a global movement for liberty for 80 years. This edition, from the Mises Institute, features a new foreword by Thomas Woods. It first appeared in 1927, as a followup to both his devastating 1922 book showing that socialism would fail, and his 1926 book on interventionism. It was written to address the burning question: if not socialism, and if not fascism or interventionism, what form of social arrangements are most conducive to human flourishing? Mises's answer is summed up in the title, by which he meant classical liberalism. Mises did more than restate classical doctrine. He gave a thoroughly modern defense of freedom, one that corrected the errors of the old liberal school by rooting the idea of liberty in the institution of private property (a subject on which the classical school was sometimes unclear). Here is the grand contribution of this volume. "The program of liberalism, therefore, if condensed into a single word, would have to read: property, that is, private ownership of the means of production... All the other demands of liberalism result from this fundamental demand." But there are other insights too. He shows that political decentralization and secession are the best means to peace and political liberty. As for religion, he recommends the complete separation of church and state. On immigration, he favors the freedom of movement. On culture, he praised the political virtue of tolerance. On education: state involvement must end, and completely. He deals frankly with the nationalities problem, and provides a stirring defense of rationalism as the essential foundation of liberal political order. He discusses political strategy, and the relationship of liberalism to special-interest politics. In some ways, this is the most political of Mises's treatises, and also one of the most inspiring books ever written on the idea of liberty. It remains the book that can set the world on fire for freedom, which is probably why it has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Economic Freedom and Interventionism

An Anthology of Articles and Essays

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Author: Ludwig Von Mises

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865976733

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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Serves as a primer of the fundamental thought of Ludwig von Mises and an anthology of the writings of the best-known exponent of the Austrian School of economics. This volume contains forty-seven articles, and includes Mises's expositions of the role of government, his discussion of inequality of wealth, inflation, socialism, welfare, and more. This work serves as both a primer of the fundamental thought of Ludwig von Mises and an anthology of the writings of perhaps the best-known exponent of what is now known as the Austrian School of economics. This volume contains forty-seven articles edited by Mises scholar Bettina Bien Greaves. Among them are Mises's expositions of the role of government, his discussion of inequality of wealth, inflation, socialism, welfare, and economic education, as well as his exploration of the 'deeper' significance of economics as it affects seemingly non-economic relations between human beings. These papers are essential reading for students of economic freedom and the science of human action

Bureaucracy

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Author: Ludwig Von Mises

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780910884341

Category: Political Science

Page: 137

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Planning for Freedom

Let the Market System Work : a Collection of Essays and Addresses

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Author: Ludwig Von Mises

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865976610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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In this anthology, Mises offers an articulate and accessible introduction to and critique of two topics he considers especially important: inflation and government interventionism. According to Mises, inflation, that is monetary expansion, is destructive; it destroys savings and investment, which are the basis for production and prosperity. Government controls and economic planning never accomplish what their proponents intend. Mises consistently argues that the solution to government intervention is free markets and free enterprise, which call for reforming government. For that, ideas must be changed to "let the market system work.” There is no better "planning for freedom” than this. Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) was the leading spokesman of the Austrian School of Economics throughout most of the twentieth century. He earned his doctorate in law and economics from the University of Vienna in 1906. In 1926, Mises founded the Austrian Institute for Business Cycle Research. From 1909 to 1934, he was an economist for the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. Before the Anschluss, in 1934 Mises left for Geneva, where he was a professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies until 1940, when he emigrated to New York City. From 1948 to 1969, he was a visiting professor at New York University. Bettina Bien Greaves is a former resident scholar, trustee, and longtime staff member of the Foundation for Economic Education. She has written and lectured extensively on topics of free market economics. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Human Events, Reason, and The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty. A student of Mises, Greaves has become an expert on his work in particular and that of the Austrian School of economics in general. She has translated several Mises monographs, compiled an annotated bibliography of his work, and edited collections of papers by Mises and other members of the Austrian School.

Profit and Loss

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610163567

Category: Profit

Page: 55

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A Capitalist Manifesto

Understanding the Market Economy and Defending Liberty

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Author: Gary Wolfram

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965604079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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"The socialist principles of the Communist Manifesto of 1848 have delivered oppression, poverty, and misery wherever they have been implemented. Yet remarkably, many of them endure in contemporary political discourse ... Gary Wolfram refutes these principles with a clear exposition of the capitalist system--the only economic system compatible with both social justice and individual liberty"--Page 4 of cover.

How The West Grew Rich

The Economic Transformation Of The Industrial World

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Author: Nathan Rosenberg,L. E., Jr. Birdzell

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780786723485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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How did the West--Europe, Canada, and the United States--escape from immemorial poverty into sustained economic growth and material well-being when other societies remained trapped in an endless cycle of birth, hunger, hardship, and death? In this elegant synthesis of economic history, two scholars argue that it is the political pluralism and the flexibility of the West's institutions--not corporate organization and mass production technology--that explain its unparalleled wealth.

Why Government Is the Problem

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Author: Milton Friedman

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 0817954430

Category: Political Science

Page: 18

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Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats," including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats.

In Defense of Deflation

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Author: Philipp Bagus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319134280

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

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This book analyses the causes and consequences of deflation. In contrast to the widespread belief that deflation would be harmful to the economy as a whole, the author argues that free market deflation is liberating and beneficial. Several myths of deflation are exposed and the reasons for the widespread deflation phobia that serves to justify expansionary monetary policy, i.e., inflation are investigated. Two historical case studies, the growth deflation in the US after the Civil War and the bank credit deflation in Germany during the Great Depression are discussed to illustrate the points made in the theoretical analysis of deflation.

The Austrian School of Economics

A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, and Institutions

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Author: Eugen-Maria Schulak,Herbert Unterköfler

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610164989

Category: Austrian school of economics

Page: 262

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The Austrian School of Economics was founded by Carl Menger in Vienna during the last third of the nineteenth century. From that time until today, its vibrant teaching tradition has had a significant influence on the formation and further development of the modern social sciences and economics in Europe and the United States. Its research agenda was characterized by an astonishing multitude of diverse, and in some cases even contradictory, conclusions. All branches of the school shared the conviction that the subjective feelings and actions of the individual are those which drive economic activity. Based on this conviction, explanations for economic phenomena such as value, exchange, price, interest, and entrepreneurial profit were derived, and step by step expanded into a comprehensive theory of money and business cycles. Because of their subjectivist-individualistic approach, economists of the Austrian School regarded any kind of collective as unscientific in rationale. This led to fierce arguments with the Marxists, the German Historical School, and later with the promoters of planned economy and state interventionism. In the modern Austrian School of Economics, questions regarding knowledge, monetary theory, entrepreneurship, the market process, and spontaneous order placed themselves in the foreground. This book endeavors to trace the development of this multifaceted tradition, with all of its ideas, personalities, and institutions.

Radicals for Capitalism

A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement

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Author: Brian Doherty

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 0786731885

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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On Wall Street, in the culture of high tech, in American government: Libertarianism—the simple but radical idea that the only purpose of government is to protect its citizens and their property against direct violence and threat— has become an extremely influential strain of thought. But while many books talk about libertarian ideas, none until now has explored the history of this uniquely American movement—where and who it came from, how it evolved, and what impact it has had on our country. In this revelatory book, based on original research and interviews with more than 100 key sources, Brian Doherty traces the evolution of the movement through the unconventional life stories of its most influential leaders— Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, and Milton Friedman—and through the personal battles, character flaws, love affairs, and historical events that altered its course. And by doing so, he provides a fascinating new perspective on American history—from the New Deal through the culture wars of the 1960s to today's most divisive political issues. Neither an exposé nor a political polemic, this entertaining historical narrative will enlighten anyone interested in American politics.

Planning for Freedom

And Other Essays and Addresses

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Author: Ludwig von Mises

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494038304

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Page: 192

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This is a new release of the original 1962 edition.

On Liberty, Society, and Politics

The Essential Essays of William Graham Sumner

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Author: William Graham Sumner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865971011

Category: Law

Page: 423

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This is the finest single-volume edition of Sumner's works ever to appear. —Ronald Lora, University of Toledo William Graham Sumner is the "forgotten man" of American intellectual history. Too often dismissed or only superficially understood, his interpretations are now attracting closer scrutiny and appreciation. He is remembered chiefly as one of the founding fathers of sociology. He was also a strong supporter of classical liberalism during a time when liberalism was being transformed into a belief in statism. Sumner's analysis of the relation between the individual and society is deeper and more sophisticated than is commonly thought. For students of American history and politics, the essays reveal the complexity of American political and social thought. For observers of the contemporary social scene, they raise issues concerning the relation of liberty to property and both to government that remain as vital and unresolved as they were a century ago. Robert C. Bannister is Scheuer Professor of History at Swarthmore College.

Planned Chaos

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Author: Ludwig Von Mises

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610163672

Category: Economic policy

Page: 90

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The Case for Capitalism

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Author: Hartley Withers

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377895055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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