• "The Law", "The State", and Other Political Writings, 1843-1850

    By Frederic Bastiat

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780865978294
    • Publisher: Liberty Fund
    • Published: July 2012
    Frédéric Bastiat was a keen observer and analyst of political and economic problems and a passionate proponent of liberal economic theory. “The Law,” “The State,” and Other Political Writings (1843–1850), collects nineteen of Bastiat's "pamphlets," or articles, ranging from the theory of value and rent, public choice and collective action, government intervention and regulation, the balance of trade, education, and trade unions to price controls, capital and growth, and taxation. Many of these are topics still relevant and debated today.Bastiat's famous essay "The Law" showcases his talents as an activist for the free market. He explains that the law, far from being what it ought to be, "namely the instrument that enabled the state to protect individuals' rights and property, had become the means for what he termed 'spoliation,' or plunder." From the article "The State," in which Bastiat argues against socialism, comes perhaps his best-remembered quotation: "The state is the great fiction by which everyone endeavors to live at the expense of everyone else."Throughout his articles, Bastiat demonstrates how the combination of careful logic, consistency of principle, and clarity of exposition is the instrument for solving most economic and social problems. Readers will find extensive introductory material, including notes on the translation and on the editions of the OEuvres Complètes, a chronology of Bastiat’s life and works, two maps of France showing the cities associated with Bastiat, annotations to the articles, and a bibliography. A special section provides little-known anecdotes about Bastiat and his contemporaries, including his editor Prosper Paillottet, who became Bastiat’s friend and eventually his executor.In addition, this edition also contains footnotes and glossary entries that help explain the political, economic, and intellectual context in which Bastiat lived and worked. Filling gaps on Bastiat and his philosophy, this volume features articles that have never before been translated in English.Frédéric Bastiat (1801–1850) was one of the leading advocates of free markets and free trade in the mid-nineteenth century.Jacques de Guenin is founder of the Cercle Frédéric Bastiat. He is a graduate of the École des Mines in Paris and holds a Master of Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.Pascal Salin is Emeritus Professor of Economics, Paris University, and former president of the Mont Pelerin Society. He is the author of Libéralisme; Français, n’ayez pas peur du libéralism; and Revenir au capitalisme, pour éviter les crises.Dennis O'Keeffe is Professor of Social Science at the University of Buckingham, Buckingham, England, and is Senior Research Fellow in Education at the Institute of Economic Affairs, London.David M. Hart has a Ph.D. in history from King's College, Cambridge, and is the Director of Liberty Fund's Online Library of Liberty.
  • $20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise In the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better

    By Christopher Steiner

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780446549547
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: July 2009
    It is inevitable that the price of gasoline will soon begin a rise that will continue for decades. If we do not find an alternate source of energy, daily life will be altered in many surprising ways in the not-too-distant future. In '$20 Per Gallon,' Christopher Steiner paints a vivid picture of what America will look like with skyrocketing gas prices - small busineses, locally-grown foods, fewer distantsuburbs, rail travel. Then, Steiner explains how this life-changing shift is actually a positive thing, ultimately promoting simpler, safer, and more family-friendly living. This is a must-read for the days to come.
  • $700 Billion Bailout: The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act and What It Means to You, Your Money, Your Mortgage, and Your Taxes

    By Paul Muolo

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780470462560
    • Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
    • Published: 2009
    "Is America a sinking ship? With the economy in the midst of crisis, the United States government has approved an unprecedented $700 billion bailout of the battered financial industry. $700 Billion Bailout is an analysis of the controversial Emergency Economic Stabilization Act and explains in easy to understand language what the bailout bill means for individuals. The bill...will include tax breaks shielding millions of taxpayers from the alternative minimum tax this year, increase FDIC insurance for bank deposits..., and provide support for Wall Street's floundering financial institutions..."--P. [4] of cover.
  • 'The Law,' 'The State,' and Other Political Writings, 1843-1850 (The Collected Works of Frederic Bastiat)

    By Frederic Bastiat

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780865978300
    • Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc.``
    • Published: June 2012
  • The (Mis)Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward

    By Benoit B. Mandelbrot

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465043576
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: March 2006
    From the inventor/founder of fractal geometry, the award-winning book that turns modern financial theory on its head.
  • 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Hate Taxes

    By Stephanie Greenwood

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781595581617
    • Publisher: NEW PRESS
    • Published: January 2008
    An accessible volume of writings by education, economy, and environmental experts poses arguments for the value and necessity of taxes, sharing progressive opinions about how the tax code can be transformed into a tool for social justice. Original.
  • 1931

    By Eric H. Allen

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781453759226
    • Publisher: Createspace
    • Published: August 2010
    The Great Depression was undoubtedly the most traumatic economic event to date in American history. The stock market crash etched the year 1929 into the public's mind as the beginning of the historic depression, yet few people today are aware of the much larger financial convulsions that shook the world two years later. It wasn't until after these events - repudiation of monetary commitments by governments around the world, a crash in currency values, the worst month in U.S. stock market history to date, a collapse of bond markets, and a run on U.S. gold reserves - that the Depression truly became "Great."Have Ben Bernanke and the federal government "saved us from another Great Depression," or are they repeating the mistakes of the past? Read the history of the 1931 financial crisis in this book and decide for yourself.
  • 1933: Characters in Crisis

    By Herbert Feis

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306708077
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: June 1976
  • 21st Century Capitalism

    By Robert Heilbroner

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393035162
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co Inc
    • Published: September 1993
    Reflecting on the end of communism, the author of the best-selling The Worldly Philosophers examines the many faces of capitalism, looking for the aspects of a market economy that will be most capable of succeeding against today's toughest dilemmas.
  • The 21st Century Economy: A Beginner's Guide, With 101 Easy-to-Master Tools for Surviving and Thriving In the New Global Market Place

    By Randy Charles Epping

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307387905
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: April 2009
    A comprehensive guide to understanding today's global economy defines key ideas and commonly used words and phrases such as carbon footprint, WTO, economies of scale, and NAFTA to explain the rapidly changing way business is done in the twenty-first century.
  • 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

    By Ha-Joon Chang

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608193387
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
    • Published: January 2012
    This lighthearted book lays bare the assumptions behind today’s dominant economic dogma. As the acclaimed economist Ha-Joon Chang shows readers with crisp, ironic wit, all economic choices are also political ones, and it’s time to be honest about them, including revealing how global capitalism works – and doesn’t. From the author of Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade.and the Secret History of Capitalism. With a new Postscript. Notes, Index.
  • The 4% Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs

    By Brendan Miniter

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307986146
    • Publisher: Crown Business
    • Published: July 2012
    Citing formidable statistics in unemployment and mortgage deficits, the policy research arm of the Bush Presidential Center and Library outlines a blueprint for restoring America's economic health that calls for the establishment of a GDP growth rate of 4 percent and the contributions of leading economists.
  • 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

    By Howard G. Buffett

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451687866
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: October 2013
  • The 5-Minute Economist: You Don't Need a PhD to Understand the Economy

    By Vadim Khramov Phd

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    • ISBN-13: 9781536825749
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do about It

    By Chuck Collins

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781609945923
    • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
    • Published: April 2012
    Discusses the wealth gap and its effects on society, including what can be done to remedy the situation and give the one percent a voice.