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Market and Plan under Socialism

In this volume the author provides an analysis of the centrally planned, socialist state economies and their common percentage in the Stalinist Plan introduced in the Soviet Union in the late 1920s.


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Milton Friedman on Freedom

A recipient of the both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Prize, Milton Friedman was one of the nation’s most energetic and thoughtful exponents of freedom. In Milton Friedman on Freedom, Robert Leeson and Charles G. Palm have assembled fifteen essays that focus on Friedman’s theoretical views on freedom, offering a complete picture of his thinking about the value that formed the moral foundation of his intellectual life. This book represents the first and only collection of his writings containing everything he said on freedom, and it is now available in a single, lean volume.


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Mission and Betrayal, 1940-1945

The wartime memoirs of Count Rene de Chambrun provide a fascinating inside look at the world of some of the most powerful leaders and social figures in America during the turbulent early 1940s. Utilizing the detailed notes he made during that period, de Chambrun recounts the story of his dramatic wartime years, touching casually and affectionately on his intimate relationships with historic personalities.


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Monopoly Politics

Miller shows that, as in commercial markets, victims of monopoly power in politics pay higher prices and get less in return. He details how political markets resist being organized competitively and thus not performing as well as commercial markets, and explains how this lack of competition is caused by political incumbents rigging political markets to protect themselves.


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Morality and Work

Examining some of the special ethical dimensions of work, the contributors look at the basic issues of the labor market and offer some controversial alternatives to conventional ways of understanding that market. Morality and Work confronts issues with a bold, candid approach that is sometimes unsettling but always thought-provoking.


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My Times and Life

Morton Keller recounts his "not extraordinary life played out in quite extraordinary times"—from the Great Depression through World War Two, the cold war, the sixties, and 9/11. A classic American saga of respectable achievement from relatively humble origins, his life through eight-plus decades as a dues-paying member of the middle class resonates beyond the individual to echo the experiences, the beliefs, and the values of his generation.


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Neither Left nor Right

In Neither Left nor Right, a collection of his columns, Machan, a relentless advocate of the political philosophy of libertarianism, offers his always well-reasoned, often controversial opinions on the variety of threats to individual liberty in the United States and around the world.


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One Korea?

A distinguished panel of scholars from around the world convened at the Hoover Institution in June 1993 to assess prospects for a reunited Korea. Scenarios for reunification identified at that conference are presented in this volume.


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Personal Saving, Personal Choice

The changing face of savers with interest in and knowledge of financial markets.


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Public Policy and the Internet

This book presents the initial findings that framed early discussions on Internet public policy and outlines proposals that should guide policymaking in the future. In addition, Cronin, McLure, and Radin's viewpoints show that the future of e-commerce has as much to do with how policy issues are resolved as with how technological challenges are overcome.


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Recollections of a Romanian Diplomat, 1918-1969

Keen and witty firsthand observations on unfolding international events.


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Russia's 1996 Presidential Election

In June 1996, for the first time in thousand years, Russian citizens were given the chance to select their head of state in a democratic election. Michael McFaul analyzes three major factors that combine to explain why Boris Yeltsin's victory, should have been expected, discusses the reasons behind Yeltsin's victory, and examines its impact on electoral politics in post-Soviet Russia.


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Searching for Alternatives

A survey of the drug policy debate, Searching for Alternatives features essays by thirty respected champions of divergent views.


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Seeking Middle Ground on Social Security Reform

This book looks at both the Republican and the Democratic Party plans for Social Security, showing how each confronts significant ideological and political hurdles. David Koitz cuts through the partisan rhetoric that has made social Security one of the most debated programs on the U.S. political scene and looks at both the Republican and the Democratic plans for Social Security, showing important flaws in each.


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Shaping a New Economic Relationship

This volume evaluates the complex developments between the United States and Korea and offers policy recommendations for how both countries in the future might avoid the bitter politiczation of trade disputes of the recent past and expand their economic relations.


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