The Industrial Revolution and Free Trade

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ISBN-13: 978-1572460577
ISBN-10: 1572460571
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  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Foundation for Economic Education (March 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572460571
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572460577
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Steven H Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on February 16, 2012
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Burton Folsom is also the author of books such as The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America, New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America, FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America, etc.

This 1996 book contains essays from a wide variety of individuals, such as Murray Rothbard; Henry Hazlitt; Ludwig von Mises; F.A. Hayek; Hans Sennholz; Mark Skousen, etc. They are topically categorized as Theories and Theorists; The Industrial Revolution and Its Consequences; and The Case for Free Trade.

John Chodes wrote, "The Corn Laws displayed another characteristic of governmental controls: Regulations and subsidies in one area led to manipulation in other areas." (Pg. 35)

Henry Hazlitt observes in his commments on Marx/Engel's 'Communist Manifesto' that they frequently mention how competition between the workers undermines their solidarity and reduces wages, "But they never once acknowledge the existence of competition among employers for workers." (Pg. 48)

Lawrence Reed quotes Engels' own comments on the famous/infamous Sadler Report, where Engels wrote in
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