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Book Review: Against The Tide

Against The Tide, by Wilhelm Ropke This particular book explores the thinking of Wilhelm Ropke towards the end of his life as he examined the tensions that many Western economies felt to adopt terrible economic policies.  This book is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Civitas Humana: A Humane Order Of Society

Civitas Humana:  A Humane Order Of Society, by Wilhelm Ropke When it comes to speaking about a humane societal order, Wilhelm Ropke is someone who not only talks the talk about speaking out in defense of the free society, he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Two Essays By Wilhelm Ropke

Two Essays By Wilhelm Ropke:  The Problem Of Economic Order; Welfare, Freedom, And Inflation, with an introduction by Johannes Overbeek For those who are not aware, Wilhelm Ropke is one of the most noted economists of the 20th century, a … Continue reading

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On The Supply And Demand Of Racism

It seems strange to think of racism as an economic “good” that has a supply and demand.  Yet we find ourselves in a strange place where people who possess the racism of soft expectations of others grovel and apologize for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line:  Observations and Arguments On The Sports Business, by Andrew Zimbalist I must admit I was a bit disappointed with this book.  The fact that this book was painted as being an academic work that features observations and … Continue reading

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Good For Whom?

One of the many economic questions that I am fascinated by is the debate over whether or not slavery was profitable for the South.  As this subject was fought over considerably before the Civil War started and continues to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Did Slavery Pay?

Did Slavery Pay?, by Hugh G.J. Aitken This book was a deeply fascinating one for me to read and it is a book that I can wholeheartedly recommend to someone who wants to recognize the struggle in economic history between … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Political Economy Of The Cotton South

The Political Economy Of The Cotton South:  Households, Markets, ANd Wealth In The Nineteenth Century, by Gavin Wright The question of the profitability of slavery is one that has always struck me as deeply interesting and sometimes quite funny.  Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sabbath Question Illustrated

The Sabbath Question Illustrated, by a Roadside Enquirer In reading this book I was struck by the melancholy reflection that evangelical Christianity has tended to have a bad reputation in England but a better one in the United States.  There … Continue reading

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Comrade Britney, Or The Subtle Problems Of Envy

One of the more ridiculous news stories yesterday was that Britney Spears, noted singer, declared an interest in the redistribution of wealth.  This statement prompted a wide variety of socialists to cheer on that she had expressed a commitment to … Continue reading

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