Egoism, Predation, and Altruism: “What Business Ethics Can Learn from Entrepreneurship” (2009)
Greed: Notes on ABC News Special “Greed” (1999).
Tara Smith, “Money Can Buy Happiness” [pdf at Reason Papers] (2003).
Loving Money and Books – Which Is More Evil?
Bible: “The love of money is a root of all evil.” “You cannot serve both God and money.”
Do we really live in a world of scarce resources?
Garrett Hardin, “The Tragedy of the Commons.”
Lifeboat ethics: how scarcity thinking sets us at each others’ throats.
Robert Nozick, “The Tale of the Slave” , from Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974). [HTML]
James Buchanan, “Saving the Soul of Classical Liberalism”, The Wall Street Journal (2000).
Robert Lawson, “Free Markets.”
F. A. Hayek, “The Use of Knowledge in Society” (1945).
Why power does not corrupt — and it is character that matters most.
Third-Way Politics and Its Bitter Fruits.
Stephen Hicks, “Ethics for a Democratic Republic” (2015).
Economic and Political Power
Robert Litan, “Regulation”
Blamestorming and “Deregulation caused the financial crisis”.
David R. Henderson, “Rent Seeking”.
Wikipedia, “Rent Seeking.”
William Shughart, “Public Choice” [CEE].
Russell Roberts, “If You’re Paying, I’ll Have Top Sirloin” (1995).
Rob Norton, “Unintended Consequences” [CEE].
James M. Buchanan, “Public Choice: Politics without Romance,” Policy Magazine (2003).
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged.
Stephen Hicks, Whistleblowing and Government Secrets, Chelsea Manning edition.
Division of Labor
Adam Smith, “Of the Division of Labour”, Chapter 1 of The Wealth of Nations (1776).
Stephen Hicks, Corruption—Is It Worse in Free or Government-Regulated Markets?
Benjamin Powell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2sW2wt3nLU
Jeffrey Tucker, “Let the Kids Work.” FEE.
Michael Munger, “When Is a Potato Chip Not Just a Potato Chip?”
Why are some countries rich and some countries poor?
Stephen Hicks, NA and LA.
Kaizen entrepreneur interviews.
Stephen Hicks, “What Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us All About Life,” The Wall Street Journal
Famous entrepreneurs in history
J. J. Hill
John D. Rockefeller
Mary Kay Ash
Tom Beauchamp, “Putting the Squeeze on Citrus Hill Orange Juice” .
Tom Beauchamp, “Venture Capital for Rubbernex” .
John Maynard Keynes, The End of Laissez-Faire
Hicks on Keynes, Can We Blame Keynes for Keynesianism?
Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson (1946).
Karl Marx, Excerpts from The Communist Manifesto .
Max Weber, excerpt from The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.
Al Gini and Ronald Green, Ten Virtues of Leadership