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Justice and Expediency, Labor, and State.



Recommended Readings on Economic Institutions

In Great Books of the Western World
Aristophanes:
The Ecclesiazusae
Plato:
Republic, Books II, IV;
Laws, Book VIII
Aristotle:
Ethics, Book I, ch. 8, Book IV, Chs. 1-2;
Politics, Books I-II, V-VI
Epictetus:
The Discourses, Book III, Ch. 26, Book IV, Ch. 9
Hobbes:
Leviathan, Part I, Chs. 13-15, Part II, Ch. 24
Locke:
Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay, especially Ch. V
Montesquieu:
The Spirit of Laws, Books XIII, XVIII, XX-XXII, XXVII, XXXI
Rousseau:
A Discourse an the Origin of Inequality;
A Discourse on Political Economy;
The Social Contract, Book I, especially Ch. 9
Smith:
The Wealth of Nations
Kant:
The Science of Right, Part I
Hamilton, Madison, and Jay:
The Federalist, Nos. 10-13
Mill:
Representative Government, Ch. 6
Hegel:
The Philosophy of Right, Part 1, Section I. "Property"
Marx:
Capital
Marx and Engels:
The Communist Manifesto
Freud:
Civilization and Its Discontents, Section V;
New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis, Lecture 35

In Other Works
Aquinas, Thomas:
Summa Contra Gentiles, Book III, Chs. 131-135
Bacon, Francis: Essays,
"Of Riches,"
"Of Usury
Bastiat, Claude F.:
Economic Sophisms;
Harmonies of Political Economy
Bentham, Jeremy:
Defence of Usury
Berdyaev, Nicolai A.:
Christianity and the Class War;
The Origins of Russian Communism
Buber, Martin:
Paths in Utopia
Burns, Emile:
What Is Marxism?
Calvin, John:
Institutes, Book III, Ch. 10
Engels, Friedrich:
Socialism, Utopian and Scientific;
The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
Fanfani, Amintore:
Catholicism, Protestantism, and Capitalism
George, Henry:
Progress and Poverty
Kropotkin, Peter A.:
Anarchism
Luther, Martin:
"On Trading and Usury" in Works, Vol. IV
Marx, Karl:
A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
Owen, Robert:
A New View of Society
Schumpeter, Joseph A.:
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
Tawney, Richard H.:
The Acquisitive Society;
Religion and the Rise of Capitalism
Veblen, Thorstein B.:
The Theory of Business Enterprise;
The Theory of the Leisure Class
Weber, Max:
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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