Books Category: Economics

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Representation of Business in English Literature The

The Representation of Business in English Literature Edited and with an Introduction by Arthur Pollard
Foreword by John Blundell

Economics

In The Representation of Business in English Literature, five scholars of different periods of English literature produce original essays on how business and businesspeople have been portrayed by novelists, starting in the eighteenth century and continuing to the end of the twentieth century. The contributors to Representation help readers understand the partiality of the various writers and, in so doing, explore the issue of what determines public opinion about business.

Roots of Capitalism The

The Roots of Capitalism By John Chamberlain

Economics History

Capitalism is a system that can stand on its own attainments, says John Chamberlain, and he offers here a fast-paced, provocative look at the intellectual forces and practical accomplishments that have created American capitalism.

Selected Works of Gordon Tullock The

The Selected Works of Gordon Tullock By Gordon Tullock
Edited by Charles K. Rowley

Economics

During the past half-century Gordon Tullock continually advanced the frontiers of political economy, most particularly with respect to the workings of representative democracies and of autocracies. This ten-volume series, edited and arranged thematically, brings together Tullock’s most significant contributions to economics, political science, public choice, sociology, law and economics, and bioeconomics.

Social Contract Free Ride

Social Contract, Free Ride: A Study of the Public-Goods Problem By Anthony de Jasay

Economics Political Thought

Social Contract, Free Ride is a cogent argument that strikes at the very foundations of traditional economic apologies for coercive action by the state to fulfill necessary public utility.

Social Dilemma The

The Social Dilemma: Of Autocracy, Revolution, Coup d'Etat, and War By Gordon Tullock
Edited and with an Introduction by Charles K. Rowley

Economics

The Social Dilemma reflects Tullock’s contributions to areas of public choice that typically are ignored by mainstream scholars, who tend to focus on cooperative, democratic states. Tullock explores instead the workings of the dictatorial state and the economics of war between nations.

Social Justice and the Indian Rope Trick

Social Justice and the Indian Rope Trick By Anthony de Jasay
Edited by Hartmut Kliemt

Economics Political Thought

Anthony de Jasay is arguably one of the most influential independent thinkers and libertarian political philosophers of our time. Through his writings, he challenges the reigning paradigms justifying modern democratic government, providing an antidote to the well-intentioned yet, in Jasay’s opinion, naive expansion of state power furthered by much of modern thought today.

Socialism

Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis By Ludwig von Mises
Translated by J. Kahane
Foreword by F. A. Hayek

Economics Political Thought

More than thirty years ago F. A. Hayek said of Socialism: “It was a work on political economy in the tradition of the great moral philosophers, a Montesquieu or Adam Smith, containing both acute knowledge and profound wisdom. . . . To none of us young men who read the book when it appeared was the world ever the same again.” This is a newly annotated edition of the classic first published in German in 1922. It is the definitive refutation of nearly every type of socialism ever devised. Mises presents a wide-ranging analysis of society, comparing the results of socialist planning with those of free-market capitalism in all areas of life.

Socialism and War

Socialism and War: Essays, Documents, Reviews By F. A. Hayek
Edited by Bruce Caldwell

Economics

In the essays in this volume Hayek contributed to economic knowledge in the context of socialism and war, while providing an intellectual defense of a free society. The connection between the two topics is illuminated through essays containing some of Hayek’s contributions to the socialist-calculation debate, writings pertaining to war, and the cult of scientific economic planning from the late 1930s and 1940s.

Speeches and Evidence

Speeches and Evidence By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

Speeches and Evidence contains the texts of Ricardo’s numerous speeches. It consists of his speeches given in the House of Commons and evidentiary advocacies before Parliamentary committees.

State Is Rolling Back The

The State Is Rolling Back By Arthur Seldon
Edited and with a New Introduction by Colin Robinson

Economics

The State Is Rolling Back, the second volume of Liberty Fund’s The Collected Works of Arthur Seldon, brings together a comprehensive collection of fifty-four articles reflecting Arthur Seldon’s scholarly development. By the late twentieth century, Arthur Seldon was one of the most powerful exponents of classical liberalism, helping to stimulate its revival, through both his own writings and the publications of the London-based Institute of Economic Affairs, of which he was Editorial Director for more than 30 years.

State The

The State By Anthony de Jasay

Economics Political Thought

The State is a brilliant analysis of modern political arrangements that views the state as acting in its own interest contrary to the interests of individuals and even of an entire society. As Nobel laureate James Buchanan has observed, Jasay subjects the state to a “solid, foundational analysis, grounded in an understanding of economic theory, informed by political philosophy and a deep sense of history.” The results include a “devastating critique of the absurdities of modern welfare economics.”

Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason

Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents By F. A. Hayek
Edited by Bruce Caldwell

Economics

F. A. Hayek never published the grand project he conceived in a letter to Fritz Machlup in 1939. As described in the introduction, this work would “incorporate intellectual history, methodology, and an analysis of social problems, all aimed at shedding light on the consequences of socialism.” He told Machlup that “a series of case studies should come first, . . . leading to the fundamental scientific principles of economic policy and ultimately to the consequences of socialism,” and the work would “form the basis of a systematic intellectual historical investigation of the fundamental principles of the social development of the last hundred years.” (Introduction, p. 1)