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The Not So Wild, Wild West

The Not So Wild, Wild West

Property Rights on the Frontier

  • Author: Terry Lee Anderson,Peter Jensen Hill
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804748544
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 263
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Cooperation, not conflict, is emphasized in a study that casts America's frontier history as a place in which local people helped develop the legal framework that tamed the West.

Self-determination

Self-determination

The Other Path for Native Americans

  • Author: Terry Lee Anderson,Bruce L. Benson,Thomas Flanagan
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804754415
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 332
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This book compares and contrasts historical and contemporary Canadian and U.S. Native American policy. The contributors include economists, political scientists, and lawyers, who, despite analyzing a number of different groups in several eras, consistently take a political economy approach to the issues. Using this framework, the authors examine the evolution of property rights, from wildlife in pre-Columbian times and the potential for using property rights to resolve contemporary fish and wildlife issues, to the importance of customs and culture to resource use decisions; the competition from states for Native American casino revenues; and the impact of sovereignty on economic development. In each case, the chapters present new data and new ways of thinking about old evidence. In addition to providing a framework for analysis and new data, this book suggests how Native American and First Nation policy might be reformed toward the end of sustainable economic development, cultural integrity, and self-determination. For these reasons, the book should be of interest to scholars, policy analysts, and students of Native American law, economics, and resource use, as well as those interested in the history of Native Americans and Canada’s First Nations.

The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics

  • Author: Peter J. Boettke,Christopher J. Coyne
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199811768
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 832
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The Austrian School of Economics is an intellectual tradition in economics and political economy dating back to Carl Menger in the late-19th century. Menger stressed the subjective nature of value in the individual decision calculus. Individual choices are indeed made on the margin, but the evaluations of rank ordering of ends sought in the act of choice are subjective to individual chooser. For Menger, the economic calculus was about scarce means being deployed to pursue an individual's highest valued ends. The act of choice is guided by subjective assessments of the individual, and is open ended as the individual is constantly discovering what ends to pursue, and learning the most effective way to use the means available to satisfy those ends. This school of economic thinking spread outside of Austria to the rest of Europe and the United States in the early-20th century and continued to develop and gain followers, establishing itself as a major stream of heterodox economics. The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics provides an overview of this school and its theories. The various contributions discussed in this book all reflect a tension between the Austrian School's orthodox argumentative structure (rational choice and invisible hand) and its addressing of a heterodox problem situations (uncertainty, differential knowledge, ceaseless change). The Austrian economists from the founders to today seek to derive the invisible hand theorem from the rational choice postulate via institutional analysis in a persistent and consistent manner. Scholars and students working in the field of History of Economic Thought, those following heterodox approaches, and those both familiar with the Austrian School or looking to learn more will find much to learn in this comprehensive volume.

Property and Social Resilience in Times of Conflict

Property and Social Resilience in Times of Conflict

Land, Custom and Law in East Timor

  • Author: Daniel Fitzpatrick,Andrew McWilliam
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317074718
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 304
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Peace-building in a number of contemporary contexts involves fragile states, influential customary systems and histories of land conflict arising from mass population displacement. This book is a timely response to the increased international focus on peace-building problems arising from population displacement and post-conflict state fragility. It considers the relationship between property and resilient customary systems in conflict-affected East Timor. The chapters include micro-studies of customary land and population displacement during the periods of Portuguese colonization and Indonesian military occupation. There is also analysis of the development of laws relating to customary land in independent East Timor (Timor Leste). The book fills a gap in socio-legal literature on property, custom and peace-building and is of interest to property scholars, anthropologists, and academics and practitioners in the emerging field of peace and conflict studies.

Unlocking the Wealth of Indian Nations

Unlocking the Wealth of Indian Nations

  • Author: Terry L. Anderson
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498525687
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 328
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Most American Indian reservations are islands of poverty in a sea of wealth, but they do not have to remain that way. To extract themselves from poverty, Native Americans will have to build on their rich cultural history including familiarity with markets and integrate themselves into modern economies by creating institutions that reward productivity and entrepreneurship and that establish tribal governments that are capable of providing a stable rule of law. The chapters in this volume document the involvement of indigenous people in market economies long before European contact, provide evidence on how the wealth of Indian Nations has been held hostage to bureaucratic red tape, and explains how their wealth can be unlocked through self-determination and sovereignty.

Greener Than Thou

Greener Than Thou

Are You Really an Environmentalist?

  • Author: Terry Lee Anderson,Laura E. Huggins
  • Publisher: Hoover Press
  • ISBN: 0817948511
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 146
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Saving the environment through free market enterprise

Out of Work

Out of Work

Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America

  • Author: Richard K Vedder,Lowell E. Gallaway
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814788335
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 408
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Redefining the way we think about unemployment in America today, Out of Work offers devastating evidence that the major cause of high unemployment in the United States is the government itself. An Independent Institute Book

Markets and States in Tropical Africa

Markets and States in Tropical Africa

The Political Basis of Agricultural Policies

  • Author: Robert H. Bates
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520282566
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
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Following independence, most countries in Africa sought to develop, but their governments pursued policies that actually undermined their rural economies. Examining the origins of Africa’s “growth tragedy,” Markets and States in Tropical Africa has for decades shaped the thinking of practitioners and scholars alike. Robert H. Bates’s analysis now faces a challenge, however: the revival of economic growth on the continent. In this edition, Bates provides a new preface and chapter that address the seeds of Africa’s recovery and discuss the significance of the continent’s success for the arguments of this classic work.

Enviro-Capitalists

Enviro-Capitalists

Doing Good While Doing Well

  • Author: Terry Lee Anderson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 0585223580
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 200
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Arguing that Americans should turn to private entrepreneurs rather than the federal government to guarantee the protection and improvement of environmental quality, the authors document numerous examples of how entrepreneurs have satisfied the growing demand for environmental quality. Beginning with historical cases from the turn of the century, they illuminate the benefits of entrepreneurial participation in wildlife preservation, aquatic habitat production, and environmentally friendly housing development. As government budgets shrink and more people question the efficacy of government regulations, Enviro-Capitalists offers alternatives to traditional thinking about the environment. While the book does not claim that the private sector can provide solutions to all environmental problems, it offers innovative ideas that will cultivate and encourage environmental entrepreneurship.

Trade-Offs

Trade-Offs

An Introduction to Economic Reasoning and Social Issues, Second Edition

  • Author: Harold Winter
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226924505
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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When economists wrestle with issues such as unemployment, inflation, or budget deficits, they do so by incorporating an impersonal, detached mode of reasoning. But economists also analyze issues that, to others, typically do not fall within the realm of economic reasoning, such as organ transplants, cigarette addiction, overeating, and product safety. Trade-Offs is an introduction to the economic approach to analyzing these controversial public policy issues. Harold Winter provides readers with the analytical tools needed to identify and understand the trade-offs associated with these topics. By considering both the costs and benefits of potential policy solutions, Winter stresses that real-world decision making is best served by an explicit recognition of as many trade-offs as possible. This new edition incorporates recent developments in policy debates, including the rise of “new paternalism,” or policies designed to protect people from themselves; alternative ways to increase the supply of organs available for transplant; and economic approaches to controlling infectious disease. Intellectually stimulating yet accessible and entertaining, Trade-Offs will be appreciated by students of economics, public policy, health administration, political science, and law, as well as by anyone who follows current social policy debates.

Private Governance

Private Governance

Creating Order in Economic and Social Life

  • Author: Edward Peter Stringham
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190250216
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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From the first stock markets of Amsterdam,London, and New York to the billions of electronic commerce transactions today, privately produced and enforced economic regulations are more common, more effective, and more promising than commonly considered. In Private Governance, prominent economist Edward Stringham presents case studies of the various forms of private enforcement, self-governance, or self-regulation among private groups or individuals that fill a void that government enforcement cannot. Through analytical narratives the book provides a close examination of the world's first stock markets, key elements of which were unenforceable by law; the community of Celebration, Florida, and other private communities that show how public goods can be bundled with land and provided more effectively; and the millions of credit-card transactions that occur daily and are regulated by private governance. Private Governance ultimately argues that while potential problems of private governance, such as fraud, are pervasive, so are the solutions it presents, and that much of what is orderly in the economy can be attributed to private groups and individuals. With meticulous research, Stringham demonstrates that private governance is a far more common source of order than most people realize, and that private parties have incentives to devise different mechanisms for eliminating unwanted behavior. Private Governance documents numerous examples of private order throughout history to illustrate how private governance is more resilient to internal and external pressure than is commonly believed. Stringham discusses why private governance has economic and social advantages over relying on government regulations and laws, and explores the different mechanisms that enable private governance, including sorting, reputation, assurance, and other bonding mechanisms. Challenging and rigorously-written, Private Governance will make a compelling read for those with an interest in economics, political philosophy, and the history of current Wall Street regulations.

Creating Abundance

Creating Abundance

Biological Innovation and American Agricultural Development

  • Author: Alan L. Olmstead,Paul W. Rhode
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521857112
  • Category: History
  • Page: 467
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This book argues biological innovations played a crucial, if unheralded, role in American agricultural development.

Pacific Northwest Quarterly

Pacific Northwest Quarterly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Northwest, Pacific
  • Page: N.A
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The Common Property Resource Digest

The Common Property Resource Digest

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Natural resources, Communal
  • Page: N.A
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The Market for Force

The Market for Force

The Consequences of Privatizing Security

  • Author: Deborah D. Avant
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521615358
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 310
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Deborah Avant examines the privatization of security and its impact on the control of force. She describes the growth of private security companies, explains how the industry works, and describes its range of customers - including states, non-government organisations and commercial transnational corporations.

Deleting the State

Deleting the State

An Argument about Government

  • Author: Aeon J. Skoble
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780812696141
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 129
  • View: 8359
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Is the state a necessary evil? Or can we hope to evolve beyond it? This book, in the tradition of Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia, sheds new light on persistent philosophical questions about the nature and justification of political authority.

Journal of Economic Literature

Journal of Economic Literature

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Economics
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Lies, Damned Lies and History

Lies, Damned Lies and History

A Catalogue of Historical Errors and Misunderstandings

  • Author: Graeme Donald
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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rom cats, spats and catacombs to the Wall Street shuffle, Lies, Damned Lies and History is an entertaining look at how historical events didn't always unfold as we think they did. Graeme Donald takes the reader on a journey, century-by-century, showing how the truth we take for granted is a far cry from the facts.

The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest

Annual cumulation

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography
  • Page: N.A
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The Enterprise of Law

The Enterprise of Law

Justice Without the State

  • Author: Bruce L. Benson
  • Publisher: Independent Inst
  • ISBN: 9781598130447
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 397
  • View: 7722
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In the minds of many, the provision of justice and security has long been linked to the state. To ask whether non-state institutions could deliver those services on their own, without the aid of coercive taxation and a monopoly franchise, runs the risk of being branded as naive anarchism or dangerous radicalism. Defenders of the state’s monopoly on lawmaking and law enforcement typically assume that any alternative arrangement would favor the rich at the expense of the poor—or would lead to the collapse of social order and ignite a war. Questioning how well these beliefs hold up to scrutiny, this book offers a powerful rebuttal of the received view of the relationship between law and government. The book argues not only that the state is unnecessary for the establishment and enforcement of law, but also that non-state institutions would fight crime, resolve disputes, and render justice more effectively than the state, based on their stronger incentives.