Champions of a free society : ideas of capitalism's philosophers and economists /

This book is written for individuals who want to learn about the philosophical foundations of political and economic freedom. It is an introduction and a guide to the principal theoretical ideas on liberty produced by the most influential and creative thinkers in history, with chapters on Adam Smith...

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Main Author: Younkins, Edward W. 1948-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2008.
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