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The politically incorrect guide to capitalism

Author: Robert P Murphy
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, ©2007.
Series: Politically incorrect guide.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
An irreverent look at capitalism that exposes common fallacies and offers simple explanations of complex issues related to capitalism and its role in the world's economy.

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Murphy
ISBN: 9781596985049 1596985046
OCLC Number: 79860752
Description: xii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Quiz : are you a capitalist pig? --
ch. 1. Capitalism, profits, and entrepreneurs --
So what is capitalism anyway? --
Laissez-faire versus regulation --
Free to starve? --
Mass production for the masses --
Central planning versus the "anarchy" of production --
We won the Cold War! Or did we? --
ch. 2. The price is right (by definition) --
Prices are signals --
The big fuss over "Big oil" --
Running out of gas --
Rent control)or, How to destroy a neighborhood) --
ch. 3. Labor pains --
Baseball players make more than teachers! Where are our priorities? --
Even bad CEOs deserve the big bucks --
Child labor laws are unnecessary --
The minimum wage (or, How to create unemployment) --
Unions hurt the working man --
Give me a break! --
ch. 4. The case against anti-discrimination laws --
The free market's "racist fee" --
Discrimination is bad for business --
The "discriminating" customer --
Private property and the freedom of association --
There's nothing "affirmative" about affirmative action --
So every thing's hunky-dory? ch. 5. Slavery : product of capitalism or government? --
Government protects slavery --
Slavery was declining before state interference --
Slavery : immoral, yes, but also inefficient! --
The rising price of slaves --
If slavery is so inefficient, then why did it exist at all? --
ch. 6. How capitalism will save the environment --
Rhinos versus cows --
Conservation for whom? --
We'll cross that bridge when we get to it --
The ultimate bet : Ehrlich bombs --
Recycle? Or dump? --
The pollution of activist government --
ch. 7. Ensuring safety: the market or big brother? --
There's always a trade-off --
Market safety --
The regulators : third-party guarantors --
Is there a doctor in the house? --
Safety : taking it to the streets --
Good intentions with deadly consequences --
ch. 8. Settling debts --
Deficits don't cause inflation --
Deficits crowd out private investment --
Raising taxes isn't "responsible" --
Burdening our grandchildren? --
Reagan's record --
Clinton's budget. ch. 9. Money and banking --
Barter is barbarous --
Nobody invented money --
We're from the government and we're here to help --
Printing more money makes prices rise --
Banking basics --
"Wildcat" banking --
ch. 10. Growing pains --
The business cycle : courtesy of the government --
The "progressive" Herbert Hoover --
The New Deal didn't fix the Depression --
Did World War II get us out of the Depression? --
The whole is not the sum of the parts --
ch. 11. Bread and circuses : popular government programs --
NASA : needlessly dangerous --
Outer space : too big for the private sector? --
Capitalists : just out for a buck? --
LBJ's war on taxpayers --
Sacrosanct Social Security --
ch. 12. Running government like a business --
Profits versus bureaucracy --
Amtrak --
Going postal over poor service --
Public utilities --
Government in a jam --
ch. 13. Trusting the feds on antitrust --
The myth of the robber barons --
The infamous case of Standard Oil --
The case against antitrust --
The case for Microsoft. ch. 14. Trade wars --
Tariffs are taxes on Americans --
Protecting jobs? --
Classical wisdom --
Debunking the deficit --
The trade deficit : follow the money --
ch. 15. Making money in the global village --
Manufacturing a crisis --
Outsourcing destroys jobs? --
Outsourcing makes America richer --
The high-tech sector : another phony crisis --
Capital export is a capital idea --
We're from the world government and we're here to help --
ch. 16. The investor class : in other words, you and me --
Interest : sooner is better than later --
The importance of middlemen --
The farsighted speculator --
Futures and other derivatives : to each according to his ability --
Raiders of the lost corporation --
A twelve-step plan for understanding the free market --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Series Title: Politically incorrect guide.
Responsibility: Robert P. Murphy.
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An irreverent look at capitalism that exposes common fallacies and offers simple explanations of complex issues related to capitalism and its role in the world's economy.


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