Books Category: Economics

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Adam Smith

Adam Smith: The Man and His Works By E. G. West

Economics

Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations, was no dry pedant. His lectures and writings are alive with examples taken from the busy eighteenth-century world around him, and Edmund Burke praised his literary style as “rather painting than writing.” It was Adam Smith who taught moral philosophy and literary criticism to Boswell at the University of Glasgow, and in Smith’s works we follow his interests from political history to law, sociology, economic and social history, philosophy, and English literature.

Anticapitalistic Mentality The

The Anti-capitalistic Mentality By Ludwig von Mises
Edited by Bettina Bien Greaves

Economics Political Thought Sociology

In The Anti-capitalistic Mentality, the respected economist Ludwig von Mises plainly explains the causes of the irrational fear and hatred many intellectuals and others feel for capitalism. In five concise chapters, he traces the causation of the misunderstandings and resultant fears that cause resistance to economic development and social change. He enumerates and rebuts the economic arguments against and the psychological and social objections to economic freedom in the form of capitalism. Written during the heyday of twentieth-century socialism, this work provides the reader with lucid and compelling insights into human reactions to capitalism.

Are Economists Basically Immoral And Other Essays on Economics Ethics and Religion by Paul Heyne

"Are Economists Basically Immoral?" And Other Essays on Economics, Ethics, and Religion by Paul Heyne By Paul Heyne
Edited and with an Introduction by Geoffrey Brennan and A. M. C. Waterman

Economics

A well-trained theologian, a gifted and dedicated teacher of economics for over forty years, and the author of a highly regarded and widely-used textbook, The Economic Way of Thinking, Paul Heyne influenced generations of students of economics. Many of the essays in this volume are published here for the first time. The editors have divided Heyne’s essays thematically to cover three general areas: the ethical foundations of free markets, the connection between those ethical foundations and Christian thought, and the teaching of economics—both method and substance.

Austrian Subjectivism and the Emergence of Entrepreneurship Theory

Austrian Subjectivism and the Emergence of Entrepreneurship Theory By Israel M. Kirzner
Edited by Peter J. Boettke and Frédéric Sautet

Economics

This volume comprises several of Kirzner’s previously published papers on the subjects of methodological subjectivism and the history of entrepreneurship theory—topics of primary importance in Kirzner’s economic thought because one cannot fully understand entrepreneurship theory without considering subjectivism.

Autobiography and Literary Essays Vol

Autobiography and Literary Essays By John Stuart Mill

Economics Political Thought

Liberty Fund is pleased to make available in paperback eight of the original thirty-three cloth volumes of the Collected Works of John Stuart Mill that were first published by the University of Toronto Press that remain most relevant to liberty and responsibility in the twenty-first century. Born in London in 1806 and educated at the knee of his father, the Scottish philosopher James Mill, John Stuart Mill became one of the nineteenth century’s most influential writers on economics and social philosophy.

Between the Two World Wars

Between the Two World Wars: Monetary Disorder, Interventionism, Socialism, and the Great Depression By Ludwig von Mises
Edited by Richard Ebeling

Economics

In 1934, Ludwig von Mises left his native Austria in fear of the Nazis, who seized all his papers in 1938 in Vienna and, Mises thought, destroyed them, but the papers were not destroyed. In 1996, Richard and Anna Ebeling discovered the papers in an archive in Moscow. This volume from Liberty Fund represents a treasure trove of important essays.

Biographical Miscellany

Biographical Miscellany By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

This volume is a collection of personal correspondence and first-person recollections that focus on Ricardo’s life outside of his political economic endeavors. These missives concern the aspects of Ricardo’s life that surround his character, his amiable and generous nature, his successful business dealings, and his personal relationships.

Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy By Ludwig von Mises
Edited by Bettina Bien Greaves

Economics

Bureaucracy contrasts the two forms of economic management—that of a free market economy and that of a bureaucracy. In the market economy entrepreneurs are driven to serve consumers by their desire to earn profits and to avoid losses. In a bureaucracy, the managers must comply with orders issued by the legislative body under which they operate; they may not spend without authorization, and they may not deviate from the path prescribed by law.

Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy By Gordon Tullock
Edited and with an Introduction by Charles K. Rowley

Economics

Bureaucracy provides access to two important and influential books on bureaucracy by Gordon Tullock: The Politics of Bureaucracy (1965) and Economic Hierarchies, Organization and the Structure of Production (1992).

Business Cycles Part I

Business Cycles, Part I By F. A. Hayek
Edited by Hansjoerg Klausinger

Economics

In the years following its publication, F. A. Hayek’s pioneering work on business cycles was regarded as an important challenge to what later became known as Keynesian macroeconomics. Today, as debates rage on over the monetary origins of the current economic and financial crisis, economists are once again paying heed to Hayek’s thoughts on the repercussions of excessive central bank interventions.

Business Cycles Part II

Business Cycles, Part II By F. A. Hayek
Edited by Hansjoerg Klausinger

Economics

In the years following its publication, F. A. Hayek’s pioneering work on business cycles was regarded as an important challenge to what later became known as Keynesian macroeconomics. Today, as debates rage on over the monetary origins of the current economic and financial crisis, economists are once again paying heed to Hayek’s thoughts on the repercussions of excessive central bank interventions.

Calculus of Consent The

The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy By James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock
Edited and with an Introduction by Charles K. Rowley

Economics

The Calculus of Consent, the second volume of Liberty Fund’s The Selected Works of Gordon Tullock, is a reprint edition of the ground-breaking economic classic written by two of the world’s preeminent economists–Gordon Tullock and Nobel Laureate James M. Buchanan. This book is a unique blend of economics and political science that helped create significant new subfields in each discipline respectively, namely, the public choice school and constitutional political economy. Charles K. Rowley, Duncan Black Professor of Economics at George Mason University, points out in his introduction, “The Calculus of Consent is, by a wide margin, the most widely cited publication of each coauthor and, by general agreement, their most important scientific contribution.”