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planning for freedom

Planning for Freedom: Let the Market System Work; A Collection of Essays and Addresses By Ludwig von Mises
Edited by Bettina Bien Greaves

Economics

In this anthology, Mises offers an articulate and accessible introduction to and critique of two topics he considers especially important: inflation and government interventionism. Mises believes 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.

plea for liberty a

A Plea for Liberty: An Argument Against Socialism and Socialistic Legislation Edited by Thomas Mackay
Introduction by Herbert Spencer
Foreword by Jeffrey Paul

Political Thought

This collection of essays was originally published in 1891, at a time when the modern welfare state was first taking shape. The theoretical and empirical contributions are fine examples of the classical liberal tradition in British thought.

politica

Politica By Johannes Althusius
Translated, Abridged, and with an Introduction by Frederick S. Carney
Foreword by Daniel J. Elazar

Political Thought

Drawing deeply from Aristotle and biblical teaching, Politica presents a unique vision of the commonwealth as a harmonious ordering of natural associations. According to Althusius, the purpose of the state is to protect and encourage social life. The family is the most natural of human associations, and all other unions derive from it. Power and authority properly grow from more local to more general associations.

politica
By Johannes Althusius
Translated, Abridged, and with an Introduction by Frederick S. Carney
Foreword by Daniel J. Elazar
political economy and freedom

Political Economy and Freedom: A Collection of Essays By G. Warren Nutter
Edited by Jane Couch Nutter
Foreword by Paul Craig Roberts

Economics

These thirty-three essays, many of them previously unpublished, illustrate the broad range of Warren Nutter’s thought. There are essays on the Soviet economy and international relations as well as essays exploring the economic institutions that support a society of free people.

political economy concisely

Political Economy, Concisely: Essays on Policy That Does Not Work and Markets That Do By Anthony de Jasay
Edited and with an Introduction by Hartmut Kliemt

Economics Political Thought

Written for the general reader and specialist alike, the essays collected here articulate a convincing classical liberal view of the world, with a no-nonsense approach to modern economic theory. Many of the articles are collected here for the first time in book form. Jasay’s aim is to clarify basic concepts in the realm of political and economic philosophy, such as property, equality and distributive justice, public goods, unemployment, opportunity costs, and welfare.

political economy of international reform and reconstruction the

The Political Economy of International Reform and Reconstruction By Ludwig von Mises
Edited by Richard Ebeling

Economics

After he fled Austria, Ludwig von Mises arrived in the United States and continued to write essays on economics. Among those included in this volume are:

political philosophy clearly

Political Philosophy, Clearly: Essays on Freedom and Fairness, Property and Equalities By Anthony de Jasay
Edited and with an Introduction by Hartmut Kliemt

Economics Political Thought

Anthony de Jasay, one of the most independent thinkers and influential libertarian political philosophers of our time, challenges the reigning paradigms justifying modern democratic government. The articles collected in Political Philosophy, Clearly delve deeply into the realm of political thought and philosophical criticism. A reader who is interested in a philosophical, yet clear, jargon-free account of such fundamental topics as the relationship between liberty and justice, the viability of limiting government, the role of property, and the possibilities of the private provision of public goods as well as the private enforcement of public rules will find reading this book rewarding.

political sermons of the american founding era

Political Sermons of the American Founding Era: 1730–1805 Edited by Ellis Sandoz

American Founding American History Political Thought

The early political culture of the American republic was so deeply influenced by the religious consciousness of the New England preachers that it was often through the political sermon that the political rhetoric of the period was formed, refined, and transmitted. Political sermons such as the fifty-five collected in this work are unique to America, in both kind and significance. Political Sermons of the American Founding Era thus fills an important need if the American founding period is to be adequately understood.

political writings

Political Writings By Samuel Johnson
Edited by Donald J. Greene

Political Thought

The eighteenth century produced a remarkable array of thinkers whose influence in the development of free societies and free institutions is incalculable. Among these thinkers were Mandeville, Hutcheson, Smith, Hume, and Burke; their time is known as the Age of Johnson. Samuel Johnson: Political Writings contains twenty-four of Johnson’s essays on the great social, economic, and political issues of his time. These include “Taxation No Tyranny”—in which Johnson defended the British Crown against the American revolutionaries—and “An Introduction to the Political State of Great Britain,” “Thoughts on the Coronation of King George III,” and “The Patriot,” which is one of Johnson’s principal writings during the American Revolution.

political writings of william penn the

The Political Writings of William Penn By William Penn
Introduction and Annotations by Andrew R. Murphy

American Founding American History

William Penn (1644–1718) played a crucial role in the articulation of religious liberty as a philosophical and political value during the second half of the seventeenth century and as a core element of the classical liberal tradition in general. Penn was not only one of the most vocal spokesmen for liberty of conscience in Restoration England, but he also oversaw a great colonizing endeavor that attempted to instantiate his tolerationist commitments in practice. His thought has relevance not only for scholars of English political and religious history, but also for those who are interested in the foundations of American religious liberty, political development, and colonial history. This volume illuminates the origins and development of Penn’s thought by presenting, for the first time, complete and annotated texts of all his important political works.

politicization of society the

The Politicization of Society Edited by Kenneth S. Templeton, Jr.
Introduction by R. M. Hartwell

Political Thought

Fourteen essays explore the central problem of modern society—the decline of free institutions and the growth of the state. Among the essays are “State and Society,” by Felix Morley; “The Monstrosity of Government,” by John Lukacs; and “The Guaranteed Economy and Its Future,” by Jonathan R. T. Hughes.

politics as public choice

Politics as Public Choice By James M. Buchanan
Foreword by Robert D. Tollison

Economics

This volume presents a collection of thirty-four essays and shorter works by James M. Buchanan that represent the brilliance of his founding work on public-choice theory.

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