The Problem with Socialism

  • Filename: the-problem-with-socialism.
  • ISBN: 9781621575979
  • Release Date: 2016-07-18
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Thomas DiLorenzo
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing

Remember when "socialism" was a dirty word? Now students at America's elite universities are parroting socialist talking points and "sure-thing" Hillary Clinton is struggling to win the Democratic nomination against a 74-year-old avowed socialist who promises to make the nation more like Europe. What's happened? Do Americans need a reminder about the dangers of socialist ideology and practices? Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor and senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, deconstructs the retrograde ideology that has suddenly become disturbingly hip in The Problem with Socialism.

The Fatal Conceit

  • Filename: the-fatal-conceit.
  • ISBN: 9780226321158
  • Release Date: 2011-07-15
  • Number of pages: 194
  • Author: F. A. Hayek
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Hayek gives the main arguments for the free-market case and presents his manifesto on the "errors of socialism." Hayek argues that socialism has, from its origins, been mistaken on factual, and even on logical, grounds and that its repeated failures in the many different practical applications of socialist ideas that this century has witnessed were the direct outcome of these errors. He labels as the "fatal conceit" the idea that "man is able to shape the world around him according to his wishes." "The achievement of The Fatal Conceit is that it freshly shows why socialism must be refuted rather than merely dismissed—then refutes it again."—David R. Henderson, Fortune. "Fascinating. . . . The energy and precision with which Mr. Hayek sweeps away his opposition is impressive."—Edward H. Crane, Wall Street Journal F. A. Hayek is considered a pioneer in monetary theory, the preeminent proponent of the libertarian philosophy, and the ideological mentor of the Reagan and Thatcher "revolutions."

Why Not Socialism

  • Filename: why-not-socialism.
  • ISBN: 140083063X
  • Release Date: 2009-08-24
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: G. A. Cohen
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press

Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles in its way are exaggerated. There are times, G. A. Cohen notes, when we all behave like socialists. On a camping trip, for example, campers wouldn't dream of charging each other to use a soccer ball or for fish that they happened to catch. Campers do not give merely to get, but relate to each other in a spirit of equality and community. Would such socialist norms be desirable across society as a whole? Why not? Whole societies may differ from camping trips, but it is still attractive when people treat each other with the equal regard that such trips exhibit. But, however desirable it may be, many claim that socialism is impossible. Cohen writes that the biggest obstacle to socialism isn't, as often argued, intractable human selfishness--it's rather the lack of obvious means to harness the human generosity that is there. Lacking those means, we rely on the market. But there are many ways of confining the sway of the market: there are desirable changes that can move us toward a socialist society in which, to quote Albert Einstein, humanity has "overcome and advanced beyond the predatory stage of human development."

Socialism An Economic and Sociological Analysis

  • Filename: socialism-an-economic-and-sociological-analysis.
  • ISBN: 9781329675674
  • Release Date: 2015-11-09
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Ludwig von Mises
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis is a book by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises, first published in German by Gustav Fischer Verlag in Jena in 1922 under the title Die Gemeinwirtschaft: Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus. It was translated into English from the second reworked German edition (Jena: Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1932) by J. Kahane and published by Jonathan Cape in London in 1936.

The End of Socialism

  • Filename: the-end-of-socialism.
  • ISBN: 9781107017313
  • Release Date: 2014-10-06
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: James Otteson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"The End of Socialism explores the exact nature of the practical difficulties socialism faces and examines how its moral ideals can guide policy"--

The Road to Serfdom

  • Filename: the-road-to-serfdom.
  • ISBN: 0415253896
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Friedrich August Hayek
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of.

The S Word

  • Filename: the-s-word.
  • ISBN: 9781844676798
  • Release Date: 2011-03-21
  • Number of pages: 307
  • Author: John Nichols
  • Publisher: Verso

In response to the recent political red-baiting by some conservatives, the author offers a history of American socialism, highlighting such prominent socialists as Eugene V. Debs, Horace Greeley and Helen Keller and arguing that the United States owes many of its basic institutions, such as Social Security, to the ideas and efforts of American socialists. Original.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism

  • Filename: the-politically-incorrect-guide-to-socialism.
  • ISBN: 9781596986497
  • Release Date: 2011-01-10
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Kevin Williamson
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing

Argues that the same impulse for control that governed the Soviet Union is present in the American health care and educational systems and that socialism can never work because of human nature.

The Problem with Work

  • Filename: the-problem-with-work.
  • ISBN: 9780822351122
  • Release Date: 2011-09-09
  • Number of pages: 287
  • Author: Kathi Weeks
  • Publisher: Duke University Press

The Problem with Work develops a Marxist feminist critique of the structures and ethics of work, as well as a perspective for imagining a life no longer subordinated to them.

The Soul of Man Under Socialism

  • Filename: the-soul-of-man-under-socialism.
  • ISBN: 9781908476418
  • Release Date: 2012-10-24
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: Black House Publishing Ltd

Oscar Wilde, better known as a genius of English literature, was also an avid advocate of 'socialism' of an 'individualistic or 'anarchist' variety. However Wilde's socialism, like his literary genius, was highly original. Wilde was neither a socialist nor an anarchist in the conventional sense, still less what has come today to be regarded as 'socialism' or 'anarchism'. Wilde was an aesthete, not an economist. Therefore, the socialism he expounded had as its purpose the elevation of the individual to new heights of creativity and culture, rather than as merely a change of ownership of the machinery of production from 'bourgeoisie' to 'proletariat'. The Marxists and most other socialists offer only a mirror image of capitalism. There is no intention of transcending the capitalist ethic but of merely taking it over in the name of the 'worker'. Wilde's socialism sought to get the individual off the economic treadmill, to provide him with the time to stop and appreciate the higher things in life. The aim of this freedom was to bestow the opportunities that would again see the flowering of cultural achievement and appreciation, not just among 'privileged' sectors of society, but among all who are capable of allowing their souls to soar above a merely produce-and-consume existence. The Soul of Man Under Socialism redefines the purpose of human life beyond the crass materialism of both capitalism and orthodox socialism. Given the ever-increasing hours all sectors of society are working, regardless of improvements in technology, Wilde's message of freedom from economic burdens is even more timely.


  • Filename: socialism.
  • ISBN: 9781611453355
  • Release Date: 2011-11-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Michael Harrington
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

Argues that socialist renewal is the only viable means of achieving progress and freedom in the 21st century and illustrates the imperative for placing human values before doctrinaire political or solely monetary motivation. Reissue.

The Downing Street Years

  • Filename: the-downing-street-years.
  • ISBN: 0007329318
  • Release Date: 2009-06-01
  • Number of pages: 492
  • Author: Margaret Thatcher
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

At last in paperback, the New York Times bestselling memoirs of Margaret Thatcher provide a riveting inside look at her role as a world leader and the events and personalities that shaped her years as Britain's prime minister. 68 halftones and 15 full-color photos.

How Capitalism Saved America

  • Filename: how-capitalism-saved-america.
  • ISBN: 9781400083312
  • Release Date: 2005-08
  • Number of pages: 295
  • Author: Thomas J. DiLorenzo
  • Publisher: Crown Forum

The author of The Real Lincoln challenges popular misconceptions about the nature of capitalism and its role in the building of America, covering such topics as the government's exacerbation of the 1970s energy crisis, the necessity of business regulation, and the consequences of capitalism. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

O Livro Verde

  • Filename: o-livro-verde.
  • ISBN: 9781619650695
  • Release Date: 2012-12-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Muammar al-Gaddafi
  • Publisher: Montecristo Editora Ltda

Excuse Me Professor

  • Filename: excuse-me-professor.
  • ISBN: 9781621574668
  • Release Date: 2015-07-28
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Lawrence Reed
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing

There's little truly "progressive" about Progressivism. True progress happens when humans are free, yet the Progressive agenda substantially diminishes freedom while promising the unachievable. Excuse Me, Professor provides a handy reference for anyone actively engaged in advancing liberty, with essential essays debunking more than 50 Progressive clichés. Does the free market truly ignore the poor? Are humans really destroying the Earth? Is the government truly the first best source to relieve distress? Compiled and edited by Lawrence W. Reed in collaboration with the Foundation for Economic Education and Young America's Foundation, this anthology is an indispensable addition to every freedom lover's arsenal of intellectual ammunition.

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