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A republic--if we can keep it, Lawrence W. Reed, Burton W. Folsom, Jr

Label
A republic--if we can keep it
Title
A republic--if we can keep it
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence W. Reed, Burton W. Folsom, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
"A collection of essays by FEE President Lawrence W. Reed and historian Burton W. Folsom, Jr., that surveys the economic history of the United States and the modern world. Along the way, they dismiss commonly held fallacies and present the stories of the individuals who changed history and expanded liberty for everyone."--from the publisher
Cataloging source
BUF
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Reed, Lawrence W
Dewey number
320.512
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Folsom, Burton W
  • Foundation for Economic Education, inc
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  • Libertarianism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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A republic--if we can keep it, Lawrence W. Reed, Burton W. Folsom, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Principles of limited government. The holiday that isn't ; The Founders, the Constitution, and the historians ; Madison's veto sets a precedent ; Principled parties ; Andrew Johnson and the Constitution ; A Supreme Court to be proud of ; Two Presidents, two philosophies, and two different outcomes ; Andrew Mellon : the entrepreneur as politician -- The trials of unlimited government. Where are the omelets? ; The times that tried men's economic souls ; The forgotten robber barons ; Teddy Roosevelt and the progressive vision of history ; Of meat and myth ; Our Presidents and the national debt ; The progressive income tax in U.S. history ; Cigarette taxes are hazardous to our health ; A man who knew the value of life and liberty -- Our cousins stand for liberty. Scotland : seven centuries since William Wallace ; Happy birthday, Adam Smith! ; A man who didn't "grow" in office ; Prophets of property ; Wilfrid Laurier : a Canadian statesman ; From crystal palace to white elephant in 100 years -- The positive power of the entrepreneur. From Kleenex to zippers : the unpredictable results of entrepreneurs ; A camera reaches 100 ; Charles Schwab and the steel industry ; Herbert Dow and predatory pricing ; Witch-hunting for robber barons : the Standard Oil story ; John D. Rockefeller and his enemies ; It wasn't government that fixed your clock ; History for sale : Why not? -- The negative power of the bureaucrat. John Jacob Astor and the fur trade : testing the role of government ; Why did the National Road fail? ; Should government build the railroads? ; Death by public works ; The origin of American farm subsidies ; Lessons from the first airplane ; Subsidies hurt recipients, too ; A tribute to the jitney ; In the grip of madness -- Depressions, poverty and inequality. Great myths of the Great Depression ; The 1932 bait-and-switch ; Child labor and the British Industrial Revolution ; Government, poverty and self-reliance : wisdom from 19th century Presidents ; The Silver Panic ; Public money for private charity ; Equality, markets, and morality -- Individuals against government injustice. The inspiring story of Thomas Clarkson ; The liberty tradition among Black Americans ; The costs of segregation to the Detroit Tigers ; Elijah McCoy and Berry Gordy : ingenuity overcomes ; The story of Nicholas Winton -- The big government warfare state. James Madison : the Constitutional War President ; The economic costs of the Civil War ; Spanish-American War : death, taxes, and incompetence ; Don't expect much from politics
Control code
ocn815535080
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
340 p.
Isbn
9781572460317
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)815535080
Label
A republic--if we can keep it, Lawrence W. Reed, Burton W. Folsom, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Principles of limited government. The holiday that isn't ; The Founders, the Constitution, and the historians ; Madison's veto sets a precedent ; Principled parties ; Andrew Johnson and the Constitution ; A Supreme Court to be proud of ; Two Presidents, two philosophies, and two different outcomes ; Andrew Mellon : the entrepreneur as politician -- The trials of unlimited government. Where are the omelets? ; The times that tried men's economic souls ; The forgotten robber barons ; Teddy Roosevelt and the progressive vision of history ; Of meat and myth ; Our Presidents and the national debt ; The progressive income tax in U.S. history ; Cigarette taxes are hazardous to our health ; A man who knew the value of life and liberty -- Our cousins stand for liberty. Scotland : seven centuries since William Wallace ; Happy birthday, Adam Smith! ; A man who didn't "grow" in office ; Prophets of property ; Wilfrid Laurier : a Canadian statesman ; From crystal palace to white elephant in 100 years -- The positive power of the entrepreneur. From Kleenex to zippers : the unpredictable results of entrepreneurs ; A camera reaches 100 ; Charles Schwab and the steel industry ; Herbert Dow and predatory pricing ; Witch-hunting for robber barons : the Standard Oil story ; John D. Rockefeller and his enemies ; It wasn't government that fixed your clock ; History for sale : Why not? -- The negative power of the bureaucrat. John Jacob Astor and the fur trade : testing the role of government ; Why did the National Road fail? ; Should government build the railroads? ; Death by public works ; The origin of American farm subsidies ; Lessons from the first airplane ; Subsidies hurt recipients, too ; A tribute to the jitney ; In the grip of madness -- Depressions, poverty and inequality. Great myths of the Great Depression ; The 1932 bait-and-switch ; Child labor and the British Industrial Revolution ; Government, poverty and self-reliance : wisdom from 19th century Presidents ; The Silver Panic ; Public money for private charity ; Equality, markets, and morality -- Individuals against government injustice. The inspiring story of Thomas Clarkson ; The liberty tradition among Black Americans ; The costs of segregation to the Detroit Tigers ; Elijah McCoy and Berry Gordy : ingenuity overcomes ; The story of Nicholas Winton -- The big government warfare state. James Madison : the Constitutional War President ; The economic costs of the Civil War ; Spanish-American War : death, taxes, and incompetence ; Don't expect much from politics
Control code
ocn815535080
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
340 p.
Isbn
9781572460317
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)815535080

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