Book – Economic Controversies

After Murray Rothbard finished his theoretical magnum opus “Man, Economy, and State” he turned his attention away from pure positive theory toward dealing with the opposition to Austrian theory. The result was a long series of fantastic scholarly articles taking on every error of the day, and our day too.

Section One: Method

    1. The Mantle of Science
    2. What is the Proper Way to Study Man?
    3. Praxeology as the Method of the Social Sciences
    4. Praxeology: The Methodology of Austrian Economics
    5. Praxeology, Value Judgments, and Public Policy
    6. In Defense of Extreme Apriorism
    7. Praxeology: Reply to Mr. Schuller
    8. The Hermeneutical Invasion of Philosophy and Economics

Section Two: The Austrian School

    1. New Light on the Prehistory of the Austrian School
    2. The Present State of Austrian Economics
    3. Ludwig von Mises and the Paradigm for Our Age
    4. Value Implications of Economic Theory
    5. The Myth of Efficiency
    6. Breaking Out of the Walrasian Box: Schumpeter and Hansen
    7. Professor Rolph on the Discounted Marginal Productivity Theory
    8. Professor Kirzner on Entrepreneurship
    9. Toward a Reconstruction of Utility and Welfare Economics

Section Three: Property and the Public Sector

    1. The Politics of Political Economists
    2. Justice and Property Rights
    3. Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution
    4. The Fallacy of the Public Sector
    5. Statistics: Achilles s Heel of Government
    6. How and How Not to Desocialize

Section Four: Taxation

    1. The Myth of Neutral Taxation
    2. The Myth of Tax Reform
    3. The Consumption Tax: A Critique
    4. The Case Against the Flat Tax
    5. The Uneasy Case for Degressive Taxation: A Critique of Blum and Kalven
    6. The Single Tax: Economic and Moral Implications
    7. The Value-Added Tax is Not the Answer
    8. A Reply to Georgist Criticisms

Section Five: Trade and Freedom 

    1. Freedom, Inequality, Primitivism, and the Division of Labor
    2. Restrictionist Pricing of Labor
    3. Mercantilism: A Lesson for Our Times?
    4. Capitalism versus Statism
    5. A Future of Peace and Capitalism

Section Six: Money, Banking, and Calculation

  1. The Austrian Theory of Money
  2. Money, the State, and Modern Mercantilism
  3. Austrian Definitions of the Supply of Money
  4. Gold vs. Fluctuating Fiat Exchange Rates
  5. The Case For a Genuine Gold

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