F. A. Harper

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The Freedom Philosophy

NOVEMBER 16, 2012 by HANS SENNHOLZ, LEONARD READ, F. A. HARPER, ALBERT NOCK, FRANK CHODOROV

An overview of the Freedom Philosophy, with various essays by Leonard Read, Hans Sennholz, Frank Chodorov, F.A. Harper, Albert Jay Nock, and others.

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Liberty: A Path to its Recovery

SEPTEMBER 09, 2009 by F. A. HARPER

This 1949 book by Harper is a short and very readable overview of the concept of liberty, written at a time when liberty was under threat in all sorts of ways. He discusses three types of liberty: of thought, of personal relationships, and economic freedom. He also explores the relationship between rules and liberty as well as the importance of distinguishing voluntary from involuntary relationships. The final chapter is a musing on how liberty can be recovered.

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Why Wages Rise

AUGUST 03, 2009 by F. A. HARPER

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September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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