Books & Essays

Prosperity Through Competition

by Ludwig Erhard

As minister of economics after 1949, Erhard inherited a disaster created by Hitler, wartime controls, and Allied bombings. His steadfast advocacy of freedom led directly to the so-called German economic miracle. He smashed monopolies, repealed price controls, and dismantled statist controls of all sorts, thus striking a singular blow for the Austrian and libertarian traditions.

The Myth Of Free-Market Healthcare

by Kel Kelly

While most people believe that our healthcare industry is one comprised of free markets, it is anything but. The industry is completely distorted by government manipulation.[1] To start with, the American Medical Association (AMA) has had a government-granted monopoly on the healthcare system for over 100 years. It has intentionally restricted the number of doctors allowed to practice medicine so as to raise physician incomes artificially.

The Truth About Obamacare

by Sally C. Pipes

In her new book, The Truth About Obamacare, Sally C. Pipes—president of the Pacific Research Institute and an acknowledged expert on health care reform—reveals what Democrats in Congress andPresident Obama don't want you to know: Obamacare is even worse than most critics suspect.

The Health of America

by Dr. Gregory J. Brannon


This declaration is the cornerstone on which our Republic was built.

God bestows individual rights, not the government. This fact will be our guide through the evaluation of the health care bill passed by Congress in 2010. Without life, there can be no liberty or pursuit of happiness. Thus, understanding the various perspectives of life and the value placed upon it is crucial to understanding how philosophical differences arise as it relates to health care. When reviewing these perspectives, we will examine whether the individual or the collective is considered to be paramount. The two choices are diametrically opposed...individual choice versus a collective determination. 

Free Market Economics: A Reader

by Bettina Bien Greaves

Bettina Bien Greaves put this volume together as a one-stop primer in economics that includes the best economic writing she had run across. In some ways, the choices are brilliant. They are arranged by topic to cover the division of labor, prices, profits, property, competition, saving and investment, environment, antitrust, money and banking, advertising and marketing, and more.

A Four-Step Healthcare Solution

by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

It's true that the US health-care system is a mess, but this demonstrates not market but government failure. To cure the problem requires not different or more government regulations and bureaucracies, as self-serving politicians want us to believe, but the elimination of all existing government controls.

The Economics Of US Healthcare

by Gilbert G. Berdine, M.D.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), national health expenditures were $2.5 trillion in 2009, or $8,086 per person. The usual critique of US healthcare discusses how the money is spent and argues that it could be better spent in other ways.

The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy: A Philosophical Argument

by Tibor R. Machan

Machan argues that it is inappropriate to regard the mechanistic viewpoint as the scientific way of looking at human life. Machan proposes that we reject this as our model of proper science which is, after all, extrapolated from one of the natural sciences, mechanics, and imported into the human social sciences.