Aftershocks: Economic Crisis and Institutional Choice
by A. Hemerijck, B. Knapen, E. van Doorne (eds.)
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press 2009
Number of pages: 285
The book contains essays based on semi-structured interviews with leading scholars, European politicians and representatives from the world of business. They reflect on the origins of the crisis as well as the possible social, economic, and political transformations it may engender.
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by Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk - Ludwig von Mises Institute
Gets to the heart of the matter regarding the application of economics to politics. Either we let economic law run its course, or we destroy prosperity. We must defer to economic law or we make matters worse by attempting to control society.
by John V. Denson - Ludwig Von Mises Institute
The book covers the history of America's large wars from 1860 through the Cold War, describing the 20th century as the bloodiest in all history. Denson recounts how the wars came about through a series of deceitful political ploys.
by Peter Barnes - Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Barnes' idea is that we need to use a 3rd institution to develop a better form a capitalism that takes into account natural resources that are used and not accounted for. This is needed, because government has failed to do a good job in this regard.
by Jeffrey A. Tucker - Ludwig von Mises Institute
The state makes a mess of everything it touches. Tucker proposes this path: see how the state has distorted daily life, rethink how things would work without the state, and fight against the intervention in every way that is permitted.