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Smith, Commerce & the Common Good

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Jun 1, 1981

“Despite his praise of the market economy’s “invisible hand,” Smith conceived a wide and elastic range of activities for government.”

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Socialist Economic Calculation

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“Hayek analyses is of central importance to the growing literature of the “economic of information.”

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Austrian vs. Neoclassical Economics: Equilibrium

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“Neoclassical economics ignores the…market process in organizing information [to] facilitate individual decision-making and…subjective…welfare.”

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The Economics of Strict Liability

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1980

“Rizzo contends that strict liability would not necessarily increase the scope of liability.”

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Corporations: Rights and Obligations

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 1, 1980

“Corporations are legitimate, then, when they arise through the exercise of individual rights.”

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Marx’ Social Man

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 1, 1980

“The problem with this is that Marx’s materialism entails that people come together only because of material factors.”

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British Free Banking & Monetary Theory

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 1, 1982

“Free banking dispenses with government authority over money, and allows an orderly yet unmanipulated monetary system.”

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Mentalities as Cultural History

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Jun 1, 1982

“Paradoxically, man as creator creates structures which limit his capacity for free expression.”

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Tom Paine, Bourgeois Radical Democrat

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1982

“Paine was [prevented by his] liberal social theory and competitive individualism from seeing nongovernmental threats to freedom, equality, and democracy.”

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Levellers: Historical Continuity & Rights

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“In sum, the Levellers made peace with the English Middle Ages and their continuity with the common law.”

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Liberalism, Virtue, Rights & Manners

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 1, 1981

For Pocock, “Liberty is viewed as basically “positive” in that it involves the cultivation of a politicized “civic virtue” in ruling and being ruled.”

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The Idea of Peace: 500-1150

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 1, 1981

“Early medieval peace theories represent a significant step in the development of the Western mind.”

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Isaiah Berlin on Liberty

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 2, 1981

“Berlin makes freedom appear as isolation rather than sharing.”

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Inventing the State: the Investiture Conflict

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 1, 1981

“By appealing to written rules instead of to what men remembered, the Gregorian reformers initiated a fundamental change in Western thinking.”

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Dewey, Pragmatism, and War

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Jun 1, 1981

“In 1917, Dewey believed that democracy would be expanded by aligning itself with the forces of history.”

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English Radicalism: Rights vs. War & Taxes

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“The American crisis was the English crisis writ large. English radicals recognized the [Americans’] right of resistance…[in] common law and natural arguments.”

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Nature and the Tao

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“In this Taoist conception, man and nature are allied, connected, and inseparable. Man must be understood in vital interconnection with nature.”