On Freedom and Free Enterprise.
Essays in Honor of Ludwig von Mises. Presented on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his Doctorate February 20, 1956.Princeton, D. van Nostrand Company Inc., 1956 Stock Code: 140445
NotesFirst edition, "a stimulating presentation of expert thought on a vital and controversial topic" (blurb). The work comprises twenty essays contributed by nineteen economists and political philosophers, including Hayek, Hazlitt, Machlup and Rothbard. Divided into six sections, the essays offer an appreciation and analysis of Mises's writings; a discussion of problems of man and government and the political ills of civilization; scientific method - a thorough examination of the methodological problems of economics and its place among the sciences; a consideration of the economics of free enterprise; govenment intervention in the market economy; and trends towards socialism in the Western Hemispehere.
Provenance: from the library of Robert S. Weinberg. Weinberg began his career as an economist, earning degrees from New York University and Columbia before being called to active duty as an Air Force reservist in 1951. He was assigned to the groundbreaking Project SCOOP (Scientific Computation of Optimum Programs), where he was first exposed to the use of electronic computers for operations research.
Octavo. Original black quarter cloth and red boards, spine and front board lettered gilt, with the dust jacket.
Photographic frontispiece portrait of Mises.
Erasure to front pastedown above ink ownership inscription of R. S. Weinberg. Dust jacket price clipped touching one word of publisher's blurb. Small splash mark to front panel of jacket, extremities lightly rubbed; a crisp, clean copy.
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