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The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy By James M. Buchanan and
Gordon Tullock
Foreword by Robert D. Tollison


The Calculus of Consent was co-authored by Buchanan with Gordon Tullock, with whom Buchanan collaborated on many books and academic enterprises throughout their careers. As Robert D. Tollison states in the foreword, “[this book] is a radical departure from the way democracies conduct their business. The Calculus is already a book for the ages.”

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Can Capitalism Survive? By Benjamin A. Rogge


Benjamin A. Rogge—late Distinguished Professor of Political Economy at Wabash College—was a representative of that most unusual species: economists who speak and write in clear English. He forsakes professional jargon for clarity and logic—and can even be downright funny. The nineteen essays in this volume explore the philosophy of freedom, the nature of economics, the business system, labor markets, money and inflation, the problems of cities, education, and what must be done to ensure the survival of free institutions and capitalism.

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Cato: A Tragedy, and Selected Essays By Joseph Addison
Edited by Christine Dunn Henderson and
Mark E. Yellin
Foreword by Forrest McDonald

Political Thought

First produced in 1713, Cato: A Tragedy inspired generations toward a pursuit of liberty. Liberty Fund’s new edition of Cato: A Tragedy, and Selected Essays brings together Addison’s dramatic masterpiece along with a selection of his essays that develop key themes in the play.

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Cato’s Letters: Or, Essays on Liberty, Civil and Religious, and Other Important Subjects By John Trenchard and
Thomas Gordon
Edited and Annotated by Ronald Hamowy

Political Thought

Almost a generation before Washington, Henry, and Jefferson were even born, two Englishmen, concealing their identities with the honored ancient name of Cato, wrote newspaper articles condemning tyranny and advancing principles of liberty that immensely influenced American colonists. The Englishmen were John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon.

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Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times By Anthony Ashley Cooper, Third Earl of Shaftesbury
Foreword by Douglas Den Uyl

Political Thought

The Liberty Fund edition of Characteristicks presents the complete 1732 text of this classic work of philosophy and political theory. Also included are faithful reproductions of the stirring engravings that Shaftesbury designed to facilitate the reader’s consideration of his meditations on the interrelationships among truth, goodness, beauty, virtue, liberty, responsibility, society, and the state.

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Choice, Contract, and Constitutions By James M. Buchanan
Foreword by Robert D. Tollison


Constitutional political economy is the theme of the papers collected in this volume. This entire area of contemporary economic thought is a legacy of James M. Buchanan.

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Christianity and Classical Culture: A Study of Thought and Action from Augustus to Augustine By Charles Norris Cochrane

Political Thought

Christianity and Classical Culture is considered one of the great works of scholarship published in the last century. The theme of Christianity and Classical Culture is the fundamental change in thought and action that occurred from the reign of Augustus to the time of Augustine. The classical world sought to practice politics and understand the world in purely rational terms, but the difficulties of this program were already evident as Christianity began developing a completely new understanding of the human world. It is from this revolution in ideas that our modern world was forged.

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Collected Political Writings of James Otis By James Otis
Edited and with an Introduction by Richard Samuelson

American History Political Thought

The writings of James Otis arguably had more influence in America and England before 1774 than those of any other American except John Dickinson. John Adams pointed to Otis as the first man to have plumbed the depths of the argument between Britain and the Anglo-American colonies. Anyone who wishes to understand the American Revolution, the American founding, and American political thought would benefit greatly from reading Otis’s political writings.

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The Collected Works of Armen A. Alchian By Armen A. Alchian
Edited and with an Introduction by Daniel K. Benjamin


Liberty Fund is proud to present, in two volumes, The Collected Works of Armen A. Alchian, bringing together Alchian’s most influential essays, articles, editorials, and lectures to provide a comprehensive record of his thinking on a broad range of topics in economics.

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The Collected Works of Arthur Seldon By Arthur Seldon
Edited by Colin Robinson


The Collected Works of Arthur Seldon spans 65 years of Seldon’s influential thought and includes all his pivotal works that helped to shape current economic thought. His arguments are as compelling and relevant today as they were over a half century ago.

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The Collected Works of Henry G. Manne By Henry G. Manne
Fred S. McChesney, General Editor
Stephen Bainbridge,
Henry Butler, and
Jonathan Macey, Volume Editors

Economics Law

As the founder of the Center for Law and Economics at George Mason University and dean emeritus of the George Mason School of Law, Henry G. Manne is one of the founding scholars of law and economics as a discipline. This three-volume collection includes articles, reviews, and books from more than four decades, featuring Wall Street in Transition, which redefined the commonly held view of the corporate firm.

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The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan By James M. Buchanan
Forewords by Geoffrey Brennan,
Hartmut Kliemt, and
Robert D. Tollison


This monumental twenty-volume series presents the writings of James M. Buchanan, one of the great twentieth-century scholars of liberty. Buchanan, the Nobel laureate in Economics in 1986, has much wisdom to offer—not just to academics and economists—but to all who seek to understand the challenges and opportunities of governance in our age.

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