The Economics and Ethics of Private Property

The Economics and Ethics of Private Property : Studies in Political Economy and Philosophy

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This book considers in depth the basic economic and philosophical issues surrounding the concept of private property. The author adheres to the Austrian school of economic thought in pursuing this analysis and comes to the conclusion that the right to private property is a principle of ethics and the basis for continual "optimal" economic progress.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 165.1 x 230 x 19.05mm | 544.95g
  • United States
  • English
  • appendix, references, index
  • 0792393287
  • 9780792393283

Table of contents

Part One: Economics. 1. Fallacies of the Public Goods Theory and the Production of Security. 2. The Economics and Sociology of Taxation. 3. Money, Banking, and International Politics. A Sociological Reconstruction of the Present Economic Order. 4. Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis. 5. The Theory of Employment, Money, Interest, and the Capitalist Process. The Misesian Case against Keynes. Part Two: Philosophy. 6. On Praxeology and the Praxeological Foundation of Epistemology 7 Is Research Based on Causal Scientific Principles Possible in the Social Sciences? 8. From the Economics of Laissez Faire to the Ethics of Libertarianism. 9. The Justice of Economic Efficiency. 10. On the Ultimate Justification of the Ethics of Private Property. 11. Austrian Rationalism in the Age of the Decline of Positivism.
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