Living in the United States has put me in a great position of perspective. This is why I had to leave my country of origin, beautiful Transylvania behind, and my parents. And this was excruciatingly painful for us, and for my own community in Romania. So I decided I keep my country, and my new adoptive country to a higher standard, and ask more accountability from Despots in power.Ironically Trump turned out to be a despot, a nazi style president himself.Socialism, communism, fascism and Nazism are all but dead now. They have failed miserably. But they have been replaced by what is merely another more watered-down form of collectivism that may be called "interventionism". Indeed, interventionism is the predominant economic system in the world today.Contrary to the doctrine of laissez-faire capitalism, in the real world there are prolonged periods when market forces cannot self-correct in time to best serve the common good. Resulting social instability can only be corrected by government action.The crisis of statism, the rise of ultra-Liberalism which opposes all intervention in the “free market” (as suggested in the Ebeling quote above), and the recent development of what I call Decentralized-Liberalism (as suggested in the Soros quote above) provide the context for this audiobook in which civic society proposes intervention in the market to ease the blows of globalization.The double recession we are crossing through, in 2008, and now in 2012, the “double-dip” recession requires new thinking and favors George Soros’ common good interventionist state theory is winning hearts all over the globe.Although since the process of rapid globalization begun (since the 1980s with Reagan and Thatcher) has been widely studied and the new role of civil society has crucial importance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Koen Phoenix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152760/bk_acx0_152760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Official Mises Institute edition. Unabridged. Ludwig von Mises truly was an intellectual giant among men. He was perhaps the greatest economist of the 20th century and a tireless advocate for political liberalism and laissez-faire. Human Action, his magnum opus, stands among the truly great works of social science. But his work, based on the study of human action, transcends both economics and social theory. Mises's scholarship is more relevant than ever today. His clarity, wisdom, and brilliance are the product of a once-in-a-generation mind. Every intelligent person will benefit from introducing - or reacquainting - themselves with that mind through the curated writings contained in this volume. Mises is required reading for anyone who seeks to understand the critical questions of our time or any time. Each generation must learn anew from their predecessors the virtues of private property and the consequences of statism. Those ready to dive into deeper Misesian waters are encouraged to pick up The Mises Reader Unabridged, which contains all the material in The Mises Reader plus plenty of additional material, primarily from his more scholarly works. If you are interested in things economic, you can do no better than to turn to Ludwig von Mises. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117073/bk_acx0_117073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Economic liberalism is the economic component of classical liberalism. It is the political and economic philosophy that supports and promotes the economic system of capitalism, in the laissez-faire sense. Opposing government intervention in the economy, and supporting the maximum of free trade and competition, it contrasts with mercantilism, Keynesianism and socialism.
Classical liberalism is a political ideology that developed by the middle of the nineteenth century in England, western Europe, and the Americas, which provided a coherent vision of how society should be organized. Central to the classical liberalism of the nineteenth century is a commitment to the liberty of individual citizens. Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly were core commitments of classical liberalism, as was the underlying conception of the proper role of just government as the protection of the liberties of individual citizens. Also central to classical liberalism was a commitment to a system of free markets as the best way to organize economic life. The term classical liberalism is also used to refer to liberal ideology before the twentieth century and to laissez faire or economic liberalism.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Presidential Republic (Spanish: República Presidencial) is the period in the History of Chile spanning from the approbation of the 1925 Constitution on 18 September 1925, under the government of Arturo Alessandri Palma, to the fall of the Popular Unity government headed by the President Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973. Headed by Colonel Marmaduque Grove, left-wing militaries deposed in the 1925 coup the September Junta, and handed the power to General Pedro Dartnell as interim president, hoping to recall from exile Arturo Alessandri Palma. Dartnell, however, decided to form another junta, the January Junta, which ended with Alessandri''s return on March 20, 1925. Alessandri had a new Constitution drafted, and approved by plebiscite by 134,421 voters on August 30. The Constitution, which was promulgated on September 18, 1925, renforced presidential powers over the legislative. Furthermore, Alessandri created a Central Bank, initiating the first rupture with classical liberalism''s laissez faire policies .
Great Economic Thinkers presents an accessible introduction to the lives and works of the most in?uential economists of modern times. Free from confusing jargon and equations, the book describes and discusses key economic concepts - from the role played by the division of labour to wages and rents, cognitive biases, saving, entrepreneurship, game theory, liberalism, laissez-faire and welfare economics - showing how they have come to shape how we see ourselves and our society today.All of the thirteen economists featured - Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes, and Nobel Prize winners Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, John Forbes Nash Jr, Daniel Kahneman, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz - have had a profound in?uence on our attitudes towards market intervention and regulation, taxation, trade and monetary policy. Each chapter by a noted economics historian combines a biographical outline of a single thinker with critical analysis of their contribution to economic thought. The book features an introduction by historian D'Maris Coffman.If you've ever wanted to ?nd out more about the theorists who gave us the 'invisible hand', Keynesianism, 'creative destruction', behavioural economics and other concepts, this book is the perfect place to start.
Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Economics - Macro-economics, general, grade: 68%, University of Southampton, language: English, abstract: The political ideology of classical liberalism is a coherent vision how society should be organized. It became the dominant political philosophy in the middle of the nineteenth century (Hudelson, 1999, p.38). But it is important to distinguish between the different forms of liberalism. It has different meanings, depending on the century the expression was used. In the eighteenth and nineteenth century it can be labeled as 'classical liberalism' (Hill, 1964, p.394). In the twentieth century it can be denoted as 'welfare liberalism' (Hill 1964, p.394). The main difference between these two is the extent of governmental action (Hill, 1964, p.394). Core features of the classical liberalism are the liberty of individual citizens and the commitment to free markets and free trade, which are seen as the best way to organise economic life (Hudelson, 1999, p.37). Some important representatives of the classical school are Smith, McCulloch, Senior, Cairnes, Ricardo and Mill (Taylor, 1972, p. 27).
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE WASHINGTON POST, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, LOS ANGELES TIMES, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Politician, evangelist, and reformer William Jennings Bryan was the most popular public speaker of his time. In this acclaimed biography-the first major reconsideration of Bryan's life in forty years-award-winning historian Michael Kazin illuminates his astonishing career and the richly diverse and volatile landscape of religion and politics in which he rose to fame. Kazin vividly re-creates Bryan's tremendous appeal, showing how he won a passionate following among both rural and urban Americans, who saw in him not only the practical vision of a reform politician but also the righteousness of a pastor. Bryan did more than anyone to transform the Democratic Party from a bulwark of laissez-faire to the citadel of liberalism we identify with Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1896, 1900, and 1908, Bryan was nominated for president, and though he fell short each time, his legacy-a subject of great debate after his death-remains monumental. This nuanced and brilliantly crafted portrait restores Bryan to an esteemed place in American history.