July 2019 ISSUE

How the State Has Grown to Be the Monster We Know: Bertrand de Jouvenel’s On Power

By Pierre Lemieux

Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903-1987) was a French journalist and political theorist. During World War II, he participated in the French resistance movement and finally took refuge in Switzerland, where he finished his masterpiece, On Power1 (original title: Du Pouvoir)....

Prosperity Without a Price Tag

By Lauren Heller

Every time a large event comes to a city, there's a flurry of excitement over the gigantic economic impact that these events are supposed to generate. Examples abound, from the hundreds of millions of dollars of impact predicted for a host city of a political conven...

Economic Aspects of Trust

By Arnold Kling

So why do some societies enjoy a condition of general prosperity while most, throughout human history, do not? The short answer is that some are able to unleash much of the awesome power of cooperation but most are not... ... The most successful societies are t...

The Role of the Economist in a Free Society: Mises to Knight

By Peter J. Boettke

The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be trusted, not only to no single person, but to...
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