Monthly Archives: January 2011

Populist capitalism in literature by Stephen Hicks

I’ll be giving a talk at the 2011 APEE conference in April. My title is “Cameron Hawley, Henry Kitchell Webster, and Populist Capitalism in Literature.” Here is the abstract: In the early and middle part of the twentieth-century, Hawley and Webster … Continue reading

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Hobbes on Torture

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, Part I, Chapter XIV A covenant to accuse oneself, without assurance of pardon, is likewise invalid. For in the condition of nature, where every man is judge, there is no place for accusation: and in the civil state, the accusation … Continue reading

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English liberty and Mozart’s opera

Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio [Die Entführung aus dem Serail] has a charming scene indicating England’s eighteenth-century reputation in Europe as a land of liberty. A woman named Konstanze and her English servant Blonde have been abducted by pirates and sold to … Continue reading

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David Hume

One of the best critiques of social contract theory: Of The Original Contract.

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Kaizen 15 — the Eduardo Marty interview

The latest issue of Kaizen [pdf] features Stephen Hicks’ interview with the excellent Eduardo Marty, founder of Junior Achievement in Argentina as well as in several other south and central American countries — including Cuba, before he and his professors were … Continue reading

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