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Pamphlets and Papers

Pamphlets and Papers 1815–1823 By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

This volume contains a collection of assorted short essays written for publication in the latter part of David Ricardo’s life from 1815 to 1823. These essays include: “An Essay on the Influence of a low Price of Corn on the Profits of Stock” (1815), “Proposals for the Economical and Secure Currency” (1816), “Funding System” (1820), “On Protection to Agriculture” (1822), and “Plan for the Establishment of a National Bank.”

Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution

Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution, 1787–1788 Edited by John Bach McMaster and Frederick D. Stone

American Founding American History Political Thought

In Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution, 1787–1788, John Bach McMaster, a professor of American history, and Frederick D. Stone, librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, assembled newspaper articles, editorials, and records about the debates in Pennsylvania’s ratifying convention. In addition to speeches and essays by both supporters and opponents of the Constitution, noninterpretive editorial comments are presented to introduce the documents and place them in the appropriate historical context. Also included in the volume are biographical sketches of key figures in Pennsylvania during this significant period of the American Founding, including Benjamin Franklin, Gouverneur Morris, Benjamin Rush, and James Wilson.

Perfectibility of Man The

The Perfectibility of Man By John Passmore

Political Thought

A reviewer of the original edition in 1970 of The Perfectibility of Man well summarizes the scope and significance of this renowned work by one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century: “Beginning with an analytic discussion of the various ways in which perfectibility has been interpreted, Professor Passmore traces its long history from the Greeks to the present day, by way of Christianity, orthodox and heterodox, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, anarchism, utopias, communism, psychoanalysis, and evolutionary theories of man and society. Both in its broad sweep and in countless supporting reflections, it is a journey through spiritual scenery of the most majestic and exhilarating kind.” Thoroughly and elegantly, Passmore explores the history of the idea of perfectibility—manifest in the ideology of perfectibilism—and its consequences, which have invariably been catastrophic for individual liberty and responsibility in private, social, economic, and political life.

Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria with A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria, with A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy By Francis Hutcheson
Edited and with an Introduction by Luigi Turco

Natural Law and E...

In this new, dual-language edition, Hutcheson’s Latin Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria is presented on facing pages with its English translation, A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy, together with all the relevant alterations of the 1745 edition relating to the 1742 edition of the Institutio, including all the omissions and additions by the translator in the Short Introduction.

Philosophical Commentary on These Words of the Gospel Luke  Compel Them to Come in That My House May Be Full A

A Philosophical Commentary on These Words of the Gospel, Luke 14:23, “Compel Them to Come In, That My House May Be Full” By Pierre Bayle
Edited and with an Introduction by John Kilcullen and Chandran Kukathas

Natural Law and E...

Philosophical Commentary deals with church and state, religious toleration, legal enforcement of religious practices, and religiously motivated violence.

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.

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: