Author: Robert P. Murphy
Editor: Independent Inst
ISBN: 9781598132175
Size: 18,43 MB
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"Government intervention in the institutions of money and banking sowed the seeds of the worldwide asset bubble in the early and mid-2000s, which could only result in a giant crash according to this line of thought. Once the crash had occurred, the recession was prolonged by yet more government intervention in the form of massive deficits, expansion of unemployment payments, and ever more regulations on businesses in the private sector. Only by returning to a genuinely free market, based on the classical liberal notions of private property, civil liberties, and peace among nations, can we return to the prosperity and steady improvement of living conditions that we had come to take for granted. Those who endorse the Austrian analysis believe it is crucial to spread this message, not just to academics, but to the intelligent layperson as well. That is the primary function of the present volume. It provides an introduction and an invitation to the most important work of arguably the most important Austrian economist"--

The Scandal Of Money

Author: George Gilder
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621575667
Size: 15,30 MB
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"Why do we think governments know how to create money? They don't. George Gilder shows that money is time, and time is real. He is our best guide to our most fundamental economic problem." --Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies "Thirty-five years ago, George Gilder wrote Wealth and Poverty, the bible of the Reagan Revolution. With The Scandal of Money he may have written the road map to the next big boom." --Arthur B. Laffer, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States "Gilder pushes us to think about the government monopoly on money and makes a strong case against it. If you believe in economic freedom, you should read this book." --Senator Jim DeMint, president of The Heritage Foundation As famed economist and New York Times bestselling author George Gilder points out, “despite multi-billion dollar stimulus packages and near-zero interest rates, Wall Street recovers but the economy never does.” In his groundbreaking new book, The Scandal of Money, Gilder unveils a radical new explanation for our economic woes. Gilder also exposes the corruption of the Federal Reserve, Washington power-brokers, and Wall Street’s “too-big-to-fail” megabanks, detailing how a small cabal of elites have manipulated currencies and crises to stifle economic growth and crush the middle class. Gilder spares no one in his devastating attack on politicians’ economic policies. He claims that the Democrats will steer us to ruin – but points out that Republicans are also woefully misguided on how to salvage our economic future. With all major polls showing that voters rank the economy as one of the top three “most important problems” facing the nation, Gilder’s myth-busting, paradigm-shifting recipe for economic growth could not come at a more critical time. In The Scandal of Money, the reader will learn: Who is to blame for the economic crippling of America How the new titans of Wall Street value volatility over profitability Why China is winning and we are losing Who the real 1% is and how they are crushing the middle class The hidden dangers of a cashless society What Republicans need to do to win the economic debate—and what the Democrats are doing to make things worse


Author: Ladislav Mura
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9535137603
Size: 10,63 MB
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In context of entrepreneurship, this book was motivated by a desire of a team of well-known authors. The book consists of 23 closely related thematic contributions, which fall into 4 separate sections: Interactions between Economy and Entrepreneurship; Innovation in Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth; Current Trends in Family Business, Social Entrepreneurship and Responsibility; and The Role of Human Resource Management, Education and Gender in Entrepreneurship. Authors-contributors have submitted the results of their recent research and presented essential findings about the decision-making process of entrepreneurs in order to maintain their businesses competitive. The reader can get an insight into the selection of the best scientific contributions that have been reviewed and ready for debate. Our piece of work, Entrepreneurship: Development Tendencies and Empirical Approach, has interdisciplinary features. This work by authors from different countries - Finland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Malaysia - is dedicated to readers providing up-to-date research data and background for further research as well as implementation techniques in business practice.

Human Choice And Computers

Author: Klaus Brunnstein
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402071850
Size: 14,81 MB
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Human Choice and Computers: Issues of Choice and Quality of Life in the Information Society presents different views about how terrorist actions are influencing political and social discussions and decisions, and it covers questions related to legitimacy and power in the Information Society. Ethical principles are important guidelines for responsible behavior of IT professionals. But even under strong external pressure, long ranging aspects such as education and the roles of developing countries in the Information Society are important to discuss, especially to enable all to actively participate in information processes.

Mind Society And Human Action

Author: Richard E. Wagner
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113516732X
Size: 13,82 MB
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Economics originated as a branch of the humane studies that was concerned with trying to understand how some societies flourish while others stagnate, and also how once-flourishing societies could come to stagnate. Over the major part of the 20th century, however, economists mostly turned away from these humane and societal concerns by importing mechanistic ideas from 19th century physics. This book seeks to show how that original humane and social focus can be renewed. The many particular topics the book examines can be traced to two central ideas. Firstly, that economic theory, like physics, requires two distinct theoretical frameworks. One treats qualities that are invariant across time and place; this is the domain of equilibrium theory. The other treats the internal generation of change in societies through entrepreneurial action that continually transforms the ecology of enterprises that constitutes a society. Secondly, economic theory is treated as a genuine social science and not a science of rationality writ large. The book also explores ways in which life in society is understood differently once economics is treated as a social science. The book is much of the hyper-formality that comprises economic theory these days fails to make reasonable contact with reality. It will be of interest to sociologists, political scientists, and researchers in law, public policy, Austrian economics, evolutionary economics, institutional economics and political economy.

Handbook On The Economics Of Philanthropy Reciprocity And Social Enterprise

Author: Stefano Zamagni
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849804745
Size: 10,68 MB
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The recent era of economic turbulence has generated a growing enthusiasm for an increase in new and original economic insights based around the concepts of reciprocity and social enterprise. This stimulating and thought-provoking Handbook not only encourages and supports this growth, but also emphasises and expands upon new topics and issues within the economics discourse. Original contributions from key international experts acknowledge and illustrate that markets and firms can be civilizing forces when and if they are understood as expressions of cooperation and civil virtues. They provide an illuminating discourse on a wide range of topics including reciprocity, gifts and the civil economy, which are especially relevant in times of crisis for financial capitalism. The Handbook questions the current phase of the market economy that arises from a state of anthropological pessimism. Such anthropological cynicism is one of the foundations of the contemporary economic system that is challenged by the contributors. This highly original and interdisciplinary Handbook will provide a fascinating read for academics, researchers and students across a wide range of fields including economics, public sector economics, public policy and social policy.

Three In One

Author: Michael Novak
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Size: 11,32 MB
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Conway Sax is a man on a mission—this time all the way out to Los Angeles, where he has sworn to track down and rescue Kenny Spoon, a washed-up TV star who has been kidnapped by gangsters. Conway, who’s never met Kenny, is doing a favor for Eudora Spoon, a dear friend and fellow member of the Barnburners, the tight-knit maverick AA group whose members Conway has sworn to help. After hauling Kenny back to Massachusetts, Conway finds himself caught between Eudora and her two sons: Kenny, and Harmon, the local police chief who resents his talented, troubled half-brother. Each member of the Spoon family distrusts and even despises the others, it seems … and each has a past full of dark secrets that may explain why. While Conway unravels this mystery, Eudora is murdered on her own estate by a sniper. She dies in Conway’s arms, muttering cryptically that “they can have it.” Conway vows to avenge the murder, but the clues he uncovers only seem to point to more suspects. Things get even more complicated when Conway, still separated from his girlfriend Charlene, begins a passionate affair with Tricia, Harmon’s estranged wife, that can’t help but cloud his judgment. The more secrets Conway uncovers, the more danger he’s in as Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage, this masterfully written page-turner from critically acclaimed author Steve Ulfelder, builds to a wrenching confrontation.

Critical Perspectives On Organization And Management Theory

Author: Linda Mary Smircich
Editor: Dartmouth Publishing Company
Size: 14,18 MB
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This volume questions the organization of knowledge in organization studies that emerged afrer World War II. It calls into question the managerialist view of what organizations are, how they should be conducted, and how they should be studied. The authors of the essays included here represent a diversity of views: neomarxist, labour process, symbolic, feminist. Together they question the epistemological choices that were made; they articulate other paradigmatic paths that could have been taken; and they provide alternative forms of knowledge production. Colletively they forward a view of organizations not as rational and efficiency seeking, but as sites of inequalities and resistances, where meanings and interpretations are contested, reflecting the wider tensions among diverse interest groups within society.

Anarchy State And Public Choice

Author: Edward Stringham
Editor: Edward Elgar Pub
Size: 14,34 MB
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Although most people believe that some form of government is necessary, until recently it was merely an assumption that had never been analyzed from an economic point of view. This changed in the 1970s when economists at the Center for the Study of Public Choice engaged in a systematic exploration of the issue. This stimulating collection, the first book-length treatment on the public choice theory of government, continues and extends the research program begun more than three decades ago.The book reprints the main articles from the 1972 volume Explorations in the Theory of Anarchy, and contains a response to each chapter, as well as new comments by Gordon Tullock, James Buchanan, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel and Peter Boettke. The younger economists are notably less pessimistic about markets and more pessimistic about government than their predecessors. Much of the new analysis suggests that private property rights and contracts can exist without government, and that even though problems exist, government does not seem to offer a solution. Might anarchy be the best choice after all? This provocative volume explores this issue in-depth and provides some interesting answers.Economists, political scientists, philosophers and lawyers interested in public choice, political economy and spontaneous order will find this series of essays illuminating.

Socialism An Economic And Sociological Analysis

Author: Ludwig von Mises
Editor: VM eBooks
Size: 10,15 MB
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Socialism is the watchword and the catchword of our day. The socialist idea dominates the modem spirit. The masses approve of it. It expresses the thoughts and feelings of all; it has set its seal upon our time. When history comes to tell our story it will write above the chapter “The Epoch of Socialism.” As yet, it is true, Socialism has not created a society which can be said to represent its ideal. But for more than a generation the policies of civilized nations have been directed towards nothing less than a gradual realization of Socialism.17 In recent years the movement has grown noticeably in vigour and tenacity. Some nations have sought to achieve Socialism, in its fullest sense, at a single stroke. Before our eyes Russian Bolshevism has already accomplished something which, whatever we believe to be its significance, must by the very magnitude of its design be regarded as one of the most remarkable achievements known to world history. Elsewhere no one has yet achieved so much. But with other peoples only the inner contradictions of Socialism itself and the fact that it cannot be completely realized have frustrated socialist triumph. They also have gone as far as they could under the given circumstances. Opposition in principle to Socialism there is none. Today no influential party would dare openly to advocate Private Property in the Means of Production. The word “Capitalism” expresses, for our age, the sum of all evil. Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas. In seeking to combat Socialism from the standpoint of their special class interest these opponents—the parties which particularly call themselves “bourgeois” or “peasant”—admit indirectly the validity of all the essentials of socialist thought. For if it is only possible to argue against the socialist programme that it endangers the particular interests of one part of humanity, one has really affirmed Socialism. If one complains that the system of economic and social organization which is based on private property in the means of production does not sufficiently consider the interests of the community, that it serves only the purposes of single strata, and that it limits productivity; and if therefore one demands with the supporters of the various “social-political” and “social-reform” movements, state interference in all fields of economic life, then one has fundamentally accepted the principle of the socialist programme. Or again, if one can only argue against socialism that the imperfections of human nature make its realization impossible, or that it is inexpedient under existing economic conditions to proceed at once to socialization, then one merely confesses that one has capitulated to socialist ideas. The nationalist, too, affirms socialism, and objects only to its Internationalism. He wishes to combine Socialism with the ideas of Imperialism and the struggle against foreign nations. He is a national, not an international socialist; but he, also, approves of the essential principles of Socialism.