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By BENJAMIN A ROGGE

Benjamin A Rogge - past due distinctive Professor of Political financial system at Wabash collage - used to be a consultant of that the majority strange species: economists who communicate and write in transparent English. He forsakes expert jargon for readability and common sense - and will also be downright humorous. the 19 essays during this quantity discover the philosophy of freedom, the character of economics, the company procedure, labour markets, funds and inflation, the issues of towns, schooling, and what needs to be performed to make sure the survival of loose associations and capitalism.

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This is verified by the very characteristic manner in which particular capitalist interests and bourgeoisie as a whole behave when facing direct attack. They talk and plead---or hire people to do it for them; they snatch at every chance of compromise; they are ever ready to give in; they never put up a fight under the flag of their own ideals and interests--in this country there was no real Can Capitalism Survive? • 31 _i resistance anywhereduring against the decade imposition of crushing financial burdens the last or against labor i legislation....

This freedom is what it means to be a man; this is the God-head, if you wish. I give you, then, the free market, the expression of man's economic freedom and the guarantor of all his other freedoms. Chapter 2 The Libertarian Philosophy I intend to spend that the next seventeen minutes ing a question a disappointingly small answernumber of people even bother to ask. The question is this: Just what is Ben Rogge's social philosophy? " This way of putting it, although accurate perhaps, is distressing to me because I am essentially a button-down-collar, Kiwanis Club-type conformist.

Of course, says the modern liberal. These examples could be multiplied indefinitely. Now perhaps there are real differences in circumstances that make these differences in evaluation consistent. Perhaps the modern liberal is right and the libertarian is wrong. What I am trying to point out is that the libertarian is opposed to intervention by the state in any of the peaceful actions of individuals or groups, whether the relationship involves sex, games, or the marketplace, and this sets him apart from both the modern conservative and the modern liberal.

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