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Rediscovering Political Economy provides a useful bridge for 21th Century trained neoclassical economists and their students to the philosophical, religious, and political underpinnings of economic men-men who are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights among which are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (Richard V. Burkhauser, Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University)

Rediscovering Political Economy is an excellent and diverse collection of ten essays on political economy. Tom West's essay on the economic thought of the Founders and Larry Schweikart's history of banking have particular insight into the interplay between liberty and politics. I recommend this book. (Burt Folsom, Hillsdale College, and author of FDR Goes to War)

Rediscovering Political Economy collects papers that not only address the moral/ethical foundations of economic society, but a rethinking of the enterprise of economics and political economy. Economics for most of the 20th century was practiced as a purely technical science that ignored not only its philosophical roots but also the historical details associated with the political, legal, and social institutions within which economic activity takes place. The papers, and the references they provide, reflect the efforts of many scholars to reconnect economics and political economy to the "worldly philosophy" and the historical reality of economic and political life. Rediscovering Political Economy is a welcomed addition to the literature in philosophy, politics, and economics. (Peter Boettke, George Mason University)

The collection of essays is best viewed as a road toward the rediscovery of political economy. One travels the road and gains some understanding of the ideas that will belly up to the negotiating table when it comes time to put the national Humpty-Dumpty back together again....Rediscovering Political Economy is a useful book for understanding the polity’s ongoing demise as well as its prospects for eventual rebirth. (Acton Institute PowerBlog)

The collection of essays is best viewed as a road toward the rediscovery of political economy... Rediscovering Political Economy is a useful book for understanding the polity’s ongoing demise as well as its prospects for eventual rebirth. (Journal of Markets & Morality)

About the Author

Joseph Postell is assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
Bradley C.S. Watson is professor of political science at Saint Vincent College in Pennsylvania, where he holds the Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books (August 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739166603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739166604
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,153,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rediscovering Political Economy is a collection of essays by various scholars on the connection between macro economics, politics in a "liberal" democracy ("liberal" in the 19th centurty meaning) and government policies. In many ways it's a terrific primer. But these are essays originally written as papers to be read at a scholarly symposium. So the reading can get dense. And to get the most of the book, you need to have a real grounding in economics and the concept of liberty.
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