F. A. Harper

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Testing the Welfare State idea against five fundamental ethical concepts.

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The Freedom Philosophy

NOVEMBER 16, 2012 by HANS SENNHOLZ, F. A. HARPER, ALBERT NOCK, FRANK CHODOROV

An overview of the Freedom Philosophy, with various essays by Leonard Read, Hans Sennholz, Frank Chodorov, F.A. Harper, Albert Jay Nock, and others.

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Liberty: A Path to its Recovery

SEPTEMBER 09, 2009 by F. A. HARPER

This 1949 book by Harper is a short and very readable overview of the concept of liberty, written at a time when liberty was under threat in all sorts of ways. He discusses three types of liberty: of thought, of personal relationships, and economic freedom. He also explores the relationship between rules and liberty as well as the importance of distinguishing voluntary from involuntary relationships. The final chapter is a musing on how liberty can be recovered.

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Why Wages Rise

AUGUST 03, 2009 by F. A. HARPER

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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