Competition, or the freedom to enter into a market, contributes greatly to the differentiation of human activities and therefore to economic progress. This fascinating book highlights the similarities between human systems at both the micro and macro level, and demonstrates how competition can positively affect the economic workings of firms and countries.
Pascal Salin explores a number of issues associated with competition and human diversity, with a particular focus on the European Union. Topics addressed include globalization and regulation, tax harmonization, monetary integration and currency issues, economic and monetary policies, and financial crises. The book concludes with a thorough discussion of the underlying economic theory and the vital differences between the Austrian approach and mainstream thought.
This book will appeal to scholars and students of Austrian and public choice economics.