Business & Economics

Principles of Economics, Book 3: On Wants and Their Satisfaction

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Alfred Marshall


Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the…

Principles of Economics, Book 4: The Agents of Production

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Alfred Marshall


Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the…

Eryxias

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Plato


Eryxias (ΕΡΥΞΙΑΣ) may not have been written by Plato (ΠΛΑΤΩΝ). The dialogue discusses whether wealth has value and what the aim of philosoph…

Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

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John Stuart Mill


This is Mill’s first work on economics. It foreshadows his Political Economy which was the standard Anglo-American Economics textbook of the…

Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Wealth

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Anne Robert Jacques Turgot


"This Essay May be Considered as the Germ of the Treatise on The Wealth of Nations, Written by the Celebrated Smith" —Condorcet's …

War Is a Racket

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Smedley Butler


Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler's expose of American Corporate Imperialism. Butler said, “I served in all commissioned ranks from second lie…

The Empire of Business

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Andrew Carnegie


This collection of essays by Scottish-American steel industrialist Andrew Carnegie, gathered from various periodicals and first published in…

The Eight Pillars of Prosperity (Version 2)

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James Allen


“Prosperity, like a house, is a roof over a man’s head, affording him protection and comfort. A roof presupposes a support, and a support ne…

Principles of Political Economy

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John Stuart Mill


The Principles of Political Economy, first published in 1848, was one of the most important texts on the subject of economy at that time. I…

Capital and Interest

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Frédéric Bastiat


Frédéric Bastiat was an early 19th century French economist/statesman whose common sense essays tried to battle the rise of so…

Food Guide for War Service at Home

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Katherine Blunt


"The long war has brought hunger to Europe; some of her peoples stand constantly face to face with starvation. To meet all this great f…

Principles of Economics, The Appendices

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Alfred Marshall


Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the…

Sophisms of the Protectionists

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Frédéric Bastiat


"To rob the public, it is necessary to deceive them," Bastiat said and believed. He reasoned, employing repetition to various appl…

Social Statics

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Herbert Spencer


Social Statics, or The Conditions essential to Happiness specified, and the First of them Developed is an 1851 book by the British polymath …

The Poverty of Philosophy

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Karl Marx


This work is a scathing criticism of the economic and philosophical arguments of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's The Philosophy of Poverty. (Summar…

U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency, "Aldrich plan."

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Alfred Owen Crozier


In 1908, the National Monetary Commission was established by Congress to study financial boom-and-bust cycles. Senator Nelson Aldrich (Repub…

The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier, Part 1

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Charles E. Flandrau


"It has been a little over fifty years since the organization of the Territory of Minnesota, which at its birth was a very small and un…

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