F. A. Harper

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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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November 2014

It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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