Economics/Political Economy Books
By: Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
Economics (Greek: ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΑ; Latin: Oeconomica) may not have been written by Aristotle. The author provides examples of methods used by the state to raise money including debt, currency devaluation, commodity controls, tariffs, sales tax, fines, violence and sacrilege.
By: Frank Albert Fetter (1863-1949)
Principles of Economics with Applications to Practical Problems
Frank Albert Fetter was an American economist of the Austrian school, but referred to himself as a member of the “American Psychological School” instead. Fetter contested the position that land is theoretically distinct from capital, arguing that such a distinction was impractical. His stand on this issue led him to oppose ideas like the land value tax. Fetter also asserted that just as the price of each consumer good is determined solely by subjective value, so the rate of interest is determined solely by time preference...
By: Henry George (1839-1897)
Progress and Poverty
What I have done in this book, if I have correctly solved the great problem I have sought to investigate, is, to unite the truth perceived by the school of Smith and Ricardo to the truth perceived by the schools of Proudhon and Lasalle; to show that laissez faire (in its full true meaning) opens the way to a realization of the noble dreams of socialism; to identify social law with moral law, and to disprove ideas which in the minds of many cloud grand and elevating perceptions.
By: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)
Pushing to the Front
Published in 1894, this is the first book by the renowned inspirational author, Dr. Orison Swett Marden. Pushing to the Front is the product of many years of hard work, and marks a turning point in the life of Dr. Marden. He rewrote it following an accidental fire that brought the five-thousand-plus page manuscript to flames. It went on to become the most popular personal-development book of its time, and is a timeless classic in its genre. Filled with stories of success, triumph and the surmounting of difficulties, it is especially well-targeted at the adolescent or young adult...
How to Succeed
In this volume, Orison Swett Marden explains the road to success in simple terms for the benefit of anyone, who wishes to follow in his footsteps. Over 100 years after publication, most of these lessons are still valid today.
By: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)
What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government
What Is Property?: or, An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government (French: Qu'est-ce que la propriété ? ou Recherche sur le principe du Droit et du Gouvernment) is an influential work of nonfiction on the concept of property and its relation to anarchist philosophy by the French anarchist and mutualist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, first published in 1840. In the book, Proudhon most famously declared that “property is theft”. Proudhon believed that the common conception of property conflated two distinct components which, once identified, demonstrated the difference between property used to further tyranny and property used to protect liberty...
By: Adam Smith (1723-1790)
The Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations” gives an in-depth discussion of different economic principles like the productivity, division of labor and free markets. Although written and published more than 200 years ago, it’s still hailed as one of the most original works in the field of economics and is still used as a reference by many modern economists. “An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” is the complete title of this book and it was first published in 1776, the same year that the American colonies declared their independence from Britain...
By: Adelaide Hoodless (1858-1910)
|Public School Domestic Science|
By: Agnes C. Laut (1871-1936)
|The Canadian Commonwealth|
By: Albert Shaw (1857-1947)
|The business career in its public relations|
By: Alfred Marshall (1842-1924)
Principles of Economics
“The most valuable of all capital is that invested in human beings.” An uncannily prophetic quote from an 1890 book, Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall presents an idea that has been accepted by major corporations and governments all over the world today. People's understanding of market behavior and how industries operate has its roots in the work done by European economists more than a century ago. Little has changed in terms of principles, though the effects of globalization and technology resulted an unmistakable impact on how business is done today...
By: Alfred R. Calhoun (1844-)
|Business Hints for Men and Women|
By: Allen Kim Lang (1928-)
|The Great Potlatch Riots|
By: Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918)
|Fiat Money Inflation in France|
By: Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727-1781)
Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Wealth
"This Essay May be Considered as the Germ of the Treatise on The Wealth of Nations, Written by the Celebrated Smith" —Condorcet's Life of Turgot.
|Bank of the Manhattan Company Chartered 1799: A Progressive Commercial Bank|
|The Causes of the Rebellion in Ireland Disclosed In an Address to the People of England|
|Susan and Edward or, A Visit to Fulton Market|
By: Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day
This book is a classic piece on self improvement teaching you to live to the fullest. Judging from the title of the book, the reader might expect that the book is a manual on how to manage your time better. Nothing could be further from the truth, this book is a flowery and witty self help book aimed at helping readers improve the quality of their lives, in fact it is one of the firsts of its kind in the world. Bennett describes the twenty four hours in a day as a miracle and that it should be used for the betterment of health, wealth, respect, pleasure and contentment...
By: Arthur L. Fowler (1881-)
|Fowler's Household Helps Over 300 Useful and Valuable Helps About the Home, Carefully Compiled and Arranged in Convenient Form for Frequent Use|
By: Austin Potter (1842-1913)
|From Wealth to Poverty|
By: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
By: Burton Jesse Hendrick (1870-1949)
|The Age of Big Business; a chronicle of the captains of industry|
By: C. Hélène Barker (1868-)
|Wanted, a Young Woman to Do Housework Business principles applied to housework|
By: Calvin Elliott
|Usury A Scriptural, Ethical and Economic View|
By: Caroline French Benton
|A Little Housekeeping Book for a Little Girl Margaret's Saturday Mornings|
By: Catharine Esther Beecher (1800-1878)
|A Treatise on Domestic Economy For the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School|
By: Clara E. Laughlin (1873-1941)
|The Complete Home|
By: Clara Rayleigh (-1900)
|The British Association's Visit to Montreal, 1884 : letters|
By: Clément Juglar
|A Brief History of Panics and Their Periodical Occurrence in the United States|
By: Cornelia Stratton Parker (1885-?)
American Idyll: The Life of Carlton H. Parker
In a memoir marked by joy, love, and an unbending sense of adventure, Cornelia Stratton Parker reveals the heart of a unique man and their life together. As a member of California's turn-of-the-20th-century Immigration and Housing Commission, Carlton H. Parker came to understand the problems surrounding migrant camps and the labor movement in general. In this volume she recounts his undertakings in that regard and their family life.
By: Daniel Defoe (1661?-1731)
|An Essay Upon Projects|