Anticapitalist Mentality, Entrepreneurship, and Envy
Conferees discussed the reasons why, and the extent to which, the nature of the market process is misunderstood. A central question was whether traditional economics is partially to blame for ignoring entrepreneurship and the degree to which envy factors into anti-market biases.
From Liberty Fund
The Anti-capitalistic Mentality
By Ludwig von Mises
Edited by Bettina Bien Greaves
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.…
by By Helmut Schoeck
This classic study is one of the few books to explore extensively the many facets of envy—“a drive which lies at the core of man’s life as a social being.” Ranging widely over literature, philosophy, psychology, and the social sciences, Professor Schoeck— a distinguished sociologist and anthropologist—elucidates both the constructive…
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