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universal economics

Universal Economics By Armen A. Alchian and William R. Allen
Edited by Jerry L. Jordan

Economics

“No one has ever done price theory better than Alchian—that is, no one has ever excelled Alchian’s ability to explain the reason, role, and nuances of prices, of competition, and of property rights. And only a precious few—I can count them on my fingers—have a claim for being considered to have done price theory as well as he did it.” —Donald Boudreaux, George Mason University

view of the constitution of the united states

View of the Constitution of the United States: With Selected Writings By St. George Tucker
Foreword by Clyde N. Wilson

American Founding American History Political Thought

St. George Tucker’s View of the Constitution, published in 1803, was the first extended, systematic commentary on the United States Constitution after its ratification. Generations learned their Blackstone and their understanding of the Constitution through Tucker.

vindicacin de la sociedad natural

Vindicación de la sociedad natural Por Edmund Burke

Spanish/Portugues...

Edición de Frank N. Pagano
Traducción de Javier Alcoriza, Antonio Lastra

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A Vindication of Natural Society By Edmund Burke
Edited and with an Introduction by Frank N. Pagano

History Political Thought

This is a new edition of Edmund Burke’s first work, originally issued anonymously in 1756 as a letter attributed to “a late noble writer.” In 1757 Burke produced a revised version with a new preface but still did not attach his name to the work.

vindiciae gallicae and other writings on the french revolution

Vindiciae Gallicae and Other Writings on the French Revolution By James Mackintosh
Edited and with an Introduction by Donald Winch

Natural Law and E...

Vindiciae Gallicae was James Mackintosh’s first major publication, a contribution to the debate begun by Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France. The success of Mackintosh’s defense of the French Revolution propelled him into the heart of London Whig circles. Following the September 1792 massacres Mackintosh, along with other moderate Whigs, revised his opinions and moved closer to Burke’s position. The Liberty Fund edition also includes Mackintosh’s Discourse on the Law of Nature and Nations, Letter to William Pitt, and On the State of France in 1815.

virginia political economy

Virginia Political Economy By Gordon Tullock
Edited and with an Introduction by Charles K. Rowley

Economics

Editor Charles Rowley calls Gordon Tullock “an economist by nature rather than by training.” Tullock attended a one-semester course in economics for law students at the University of Chicago but is otherwise self-taught. Tullock’s background has enabled him to analyze economic problems with an open mind and to deploy his formidable intellect in a truly entrepreneurial manner.

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The Virtue of Civility: Selected Essays on Liberalism, Tradition, and Civil Society By Edward Shils
Edited by Steven Grosby

Political Thought Sociology

Edward Shils was one of the leading intellectual defenders of freedom in the twentieth century. In these nine essays, he explores the importance of civility and tradition to a free society. The essays’ significance is enormous, for Shils was one of the first and assuredly one of the most courageous writers to examine the nature of civility and civil society and their relation to a free, ordered, liberal democratic society.

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The Virtues of Capitalism By Arthur Seldon
Edited and with Introductions by Colin Robinson

Economics

The Virtues of Capitalism lays the foundation of his views and theories of capitalism and its alternatives. The first part, Corrigible Capitalism; Incorrigible Socialism, was first published in 1980. It explains why, Seldon believes, “private enterprise is imperfect but redeemable,” but the “state economy promises the earth, and ends in coercion to conceal its incurable failure.”

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The Voice of Liberal Learning By Michael Oakeshott
Foreword and Introduction by Timothy Fuller

Political Thought

By 1989, when Michael Oakeshott’s Voice of Liberal Learning was first published by Yale University Press, books that held a negative view of education in the United States had garnered a remarkable amount of attention.

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The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union: Selected Documents Edited and with a Foreword by Herman Belz

American History Political Thought

The debates between Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and Robert Hayne of South Carolina gave fateful utterance to the differing understandings of the nature of the American Union that had come to predominate in the North and the South by 1830.

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The Welfare State: Pensions, Health, and Education By Arthur Seldon
Edited and with a New Introduction by Colin Robinson

Economics

Volume 6 of The Collected Works of Arthur Seldon examines the failure of state-supported welfare programs to benefit the people most in need of help. The eight articles and one book in this volume encompass almost forty years of criticism of the welfare state.

what should economists do

What Should Economists Do? By James M. Buchanan
Preface by Geoffrey Brennan and Robert D. Tollison

Economics

This volume is a collection of sixteen essays on three general topics: the methodology of economics, the applicability of economic reasoning to political science and other social sciences, and the relevance of economics as moral philosophy. Several essays are published here for the first time, including “Professor Alchian on Economic Method,” “Natural and Artifactual Man,” and “Public Choice and Ideology.”

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