Title Page, Further Reading, Copyright

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. iii-vi

Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. vii-vii

read more

Introduction

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. ix-xi

The ideal economic policy, both for today and tomorrow, is very simple. Government should protect and defend against domestic and foreign aggression the lives and property of the persons under its jurisdiction, settle disputes that arise, and leave the people otherwise free to pursue their various ...

read more

Foreword

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. xiii-xiv

Late in 1958, when my husband was invited by Dr. Alberto Benegas- Lynch to come to Argentina and deliver a series of lectures, I was asked to accompany him. This book contains, in written word, what my husband said to hundreds of Argentinian students in those lectures. We arrived in Argentina ...

read more

First Lecture

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 1-11

Descriptive terms which people use are often quite misleading. In talking about modern captains of industry and leaders of big business, for instance, they call a man a “chocolate king” or a “cotton king” or an “automobile king.” Their use of such terminology implies that they see practically no ...

read more

Second Lecture

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 28-42

I am here in Buenos Aires as a guest of the Centro de Difusión Economía Libre.* What is economía libre? What does this system of economic freedom mean? The answer is simple: it is the market economy, it is the system in which the cooperation of individuals in the social division of labor ...

read more

Third Lecture

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 27-39

A famous, very often quoted phrase says: “That government is best, which governs least.” I do not believe this to be a correct description of the functions of a good government. Government ought to do all the things for which it is needed and for which it was established. Government ought to protect ...

read more

Fourth Lecture

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 40-53

If the supply of caviar were as plentiful as the supply of potatoes, the price of caviar—that is, the exchange ratio between caviar and money or caviar and other commodities—would change considerably. In that case, one could obtain caviar at a much smaller sacrifi ce than is required today. Likewise, if ...

read more

Fifth Lecture

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 54-65

Some people call the programs of economic freedom a negative program. They say: “What do you liberals really want? You are against socialism, government intervention, inflation, labor union violence, protective tariffs. . . . You say ‘no’ to everything.” I would call this statement ...

read more

Sixth Lecture

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 66-75

In the Age of Enlightenment, in the years in which the North Americans founded their independence, and a few years later, when the Spanish and Portuguese colonies were transformed into independent nations, the prevailing mood in Western civilization was optimistic. At that time all philosophers ...

Index

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 77-79

Production Notes

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 80-80