Freeman

April 2011

Volume 61, 2011

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, this special issue of The Freeman assembles an able cast of historians to dissect the economic and political aspects of the transformational conflict. This eye-opening analysis is performed by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, Burton Folsom, Jr., Bradley J. Birzer, and Joseph R. Stromberg.


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Commonwealth

MARCH 23, 2011 by DAVID PRYCHITKO

The Importance of Subjectivism in Economics

The double inequality of value.

SEPTEMBER 07, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

For an exchange to take place, the two parties must assess the items traded differently, with each party preferring what he is to receive to what he is to give up.

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