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  1. Digitalization, Immigration and the Welfare State

    Digitalization, Immigration and the Welfare State

    Mårten Blix
    The Swedish welfare state finds itself in the middle of two major upheavals: The impact of technology and immigration. Having taken in more refugees per capita than most other countries, the pillars of the welfare state are being shaken. Digital technologies are set to strengthen already existing trends towards job and wage polarization. This book explores how these trends are more pronounced due to the rigidity of the labor market and the comprehensiveness of tax-financed welfare services. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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    2018   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  2. What’s Wrong with Keynesian Economic Theory?

    What’s Wrong with Keynesian Economic Theory?

    Edited by Steven Kates
    Possibly the strangest phenomenon in all of economics is the absence of a long tradition of criticism focused on Keynesian economic theory. Keynesian demand management has been at the centre of some of the worst economic outcomes in history, from the great stagflation of the 1970s to the lost decade and more in Japan following the expenditure program of the 1990s. And once again, following the Global Financial Crisis, it is incontrovertible that no stimulus program in any part of the world has been a success, each one having been abandoned as conditions deteriorated under the weight of public sector spending. This book brings together some of the most vocal critics of Keynesian economics. Each author attempts to explain what is wrong with Keynesian theory in ways that can be understood by those seeking guidance on where to turn for a more accurate explanation of the business cycle and on what to do when recessions occur. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  3. Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Andreas Bergh
    This book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Sweden’s economic and political development: • How did Sweden become rich? • How did Sweden become egalitarian? • Why has Sweden since the early 1990s grown faster than the US and most EU-countries despite its high taxes and generous welfare state? The author uses new research on institutions and economic reforms to explain the rise, the fall and the recent revival of the Swedish welfare state. The central argument is that a generous welfare state like Sweden’s can work well, provided that it is built on well-functioning capitalist institutions and economic openess. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  4. Economic Futures of the West

    Economic Futures of the West

    Jan Winiecki
    Jan Winiecki explores the various problems that the West must deal with in order to remain an efficient competitor in the world economy. These, he argues, are primarily consequences of the ever-expanding welfare state; consequences that are not only economic but also socio-psychological and, therefore, political. The author also considers the evolution of Western Europe and the USA from a new perspective, noting the ‘Europeanization’ of US economic policies and regulation and the ‘Americanization’ of polices and regulation in some European countries. The book concludes that the main challengers to the West – Brazil, Russia, India and China (the so-called BRIC group of countries) – are unlikely to gain economic supremacy over the West any time soon, given that they have to contend with their own difficulties. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  5. Socialism, Economic Calculation and Entrepreneurship

    Socialism, Economic Calculation and Entrepreneurship

    Jesús Huerta de Soto
    This highly topical book presents a new theory on the characteristics of entrepreneurial knowledge. It explores the recent shift among professional economists and scholars in their evaluation of the debate of socialism. Socialism, Economic Calculation and Entrepreneurship presents an application of Israel M. Kirzner’s theory of entrepreneurship to the theory of the impossibility of socialism. It discusses the influence of the fall of socialism, with particular reference to the evolution of economic thought. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  6. The Austrian School

    The Austrian School

    Jesús Huerta de Soto
    The Austrian School forms a concise but comprehensive exposition of the main tenets of the modern Austrian School of Economics while also providing a detailed explanation of the differences between the Austrian and the neoclassical (including the Chicago School) approaches to economics. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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  7. Ethics as Social Science

    Ethics as Social Science

    Leland B. Yeager
    With this important book, esteemed economist Leland B. Yeager grounds moral and political philosophy in the requirements of a well-functioning society, one whose members reap the gains from peaceful cooperation while pursuing their own diverse goals. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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    2002   Paperback Price: $ 57.00   Web: $ 45.60
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  8. Puzzles and Paradoxes in Economics

    Puzzles and Paradoxes in Economics

    Mark Skousen, Kenna C. Taylor
    Economics is full of puzzles and paradoxes that often frustrate and challenge everyone, including economists. This engaging book includes fifty puzzles and focuses on three types of paradox. First, everyday observations that appear to belie common sense (such as why some supermarket items sell for more per ounce in larger sizes). Secondly, those paradoxes which have perplexed economists in the past but have since been fairly resolved (such as the diamond–water paradox). Finally, empirical or conceptual anomalies that remain unresolved and present a challenge to today’s economists (such as the voting paradox). Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  9. BUREAUCRACY AND PUBLIC ECONOMICS

    BUREAUCRACY AND PUBLIC ECONOMICS

    William A. Niskanen
    Bureaucracy and Public Economics brings together in one volume the classic book and related articles which put forward the first formal economic theory of the behaviour of bureaucracies. William Niskanen Jr. has consistently argued that bureaucrats have personal objectives – that differ from those of both their political supervisors and the general public – which they further by use of their monopoly power. He develops his argument to contend that government budgets have become too large and should be curtailed. All of Professor Niskanen’s major contributions to this field have been brought together in this one volume including his pioneering article on ‘The Peculiar Economics of Bureaucracy’, the full text of the book ‘Bureaucracy and Representative Government’ and his recent reassessment of the larger body of scholarship on the economics of bureaucracy. Learn More
    1996   Paperback Price: $ 53.00   Web: $ 42.40
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  10. PARCHMENT, GUNS AND CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER

    PARCHMENT, GUNS AND CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER

    Richard E. Wagner
    In this far-reaching and insightful monograph, Richard Wagner exposes the failure of the United States constitution to overcome the tyranny of the majority so feared by the Founding Fathers. Learn More
    1993   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  11. RENT SEEKING

    RENT SEEKING

    Gordon Tullock
    This is a succinct but comprehensive account of the research programme in rent-seeking launched in 1967 by Gordon Tullock’s argument that the availability of monopoly rents through government encourages self-seeking individuals to waste economic resources in competitive bidding for those rents. Learn More
    1993   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  12. PROPERTY AS A GUARANTOR OF LIBERTY

    PROPERTY AS A GUARANTOR OF LIBERTY

    James M. Buchanan
    Defences for regimes of private property ownership are normally grounded on economic efficiency arguments. In Property as a Guarantor of Liberty a different approach is taken, one that grounds the defence of private property ownership on the protection it affords to individual liberty. Several interesting implications emerge from the analysis, including an explanation of the desire by individuals for ownership of consumer durable goods. A direct implication of this analysis is that constitutional limits must be in place, prior to any exercise of democratic governance, to constrain overt political intrusions into rights of property. The confusion that has corrupted Western attitudes, and that threatens to close off the opportunities now presented to emerging post-socialist societies, involves a failure to recognise that ‘constitutional’ must be placed in front of the word ‘democracy’ if the political equity of individuals is to contain any meaningful measure of freedom and autonomy. Learn More