The fifteen essays in this collection, first published in 1947, treat a variety of economic, social, political, and philosophical problems and were written by a legendary professor of economics at the University of Chicago.
Author: Frank Hyneman Knight
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Liberty Press
Frank Knight was a thinker of the first importance and never more pertinent than he is in these years. The depths of his insights and his trenchant formulations might serve to weaken some of the prejudices of the present age. That is something to be fervently desired. Whether or not this republication can succeed in doing so, does not diminish the gratitude which is due to Liberty Fund for having reprinted this invaluable work, the value of which is enhanced by Professor Buchanan's vivid characterization of Frank Knight in his foreword. — Edward Shils, University of Chicago The fifteen essays in this collection, first published in 1947, treat a variety of economic, social, political, and philosophical problems and were written by a legendary professor of economics at the University of Chicago. Professor Knight (1885–1972) wrote from the viewpoint of ethics as well as economics. His own words best describe his objective in this book: "The basic principle of science—truth or objectivity—is essentially a moral principle. . . . The presuppositions of objectivity are integrity, competence, humility. . . . All coercion is absolutely excluded in favor of free meeting of free minds."
FOR FREEDOM AND REFORM . Ho ! ye men of every station , Join with us for
Reformation , And for Freedom for the NationWe ' re for Freedom and Reform .
We ' re a band of freemen , We ' re a band of freemen , We ' re a band of freemen
This volume offers an 1860 collection of Lincoln campaign songs.
Building on a new reading of archival material, this volume attempts a fundamental re-appraisal of the continuing orthodoxy that a 'serf' economy embodied peasant exploitation.
Author: S. A. Eddie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
It is usually claimed that serfs were oppressed and unfree, but is this assumption true? lFreedom's Price, building on a new reading of archival material, attempts a fundamental re-appraisal of the continuing orthodoxy that a 'serf' economy embodied peasant exploitation. By locating Prussian serfdom and reforms in a pan-European context, and within debates about the nature of economic development, feudalism, and capitalism, lFreedom's Price targets a wideraudience of early modern and modern European historians, economic historians, and interested general readers.
This book presents a more complex and detailed understanding of the evolution of FOI in China, using information flow analysis to explore the gradual development of government receptivity to FOI in an information environment through time.
Author: Weibing Xiao
Freedom of Information (FOI) in China is often perceived as a recent and intriguing phenomenon. This book presents a more complex and detailed understanding of the evolution of FOI in China, using information flow analysis to explore the gradual development of government receptivity to FOI in an information environment through time. The book argues that it is necessary to reassess the widely divergent origins of FOI reform in China, and asserts that social, political and legal factors should have central roles in understanding the development of FOI in China. The book uses information flow analysis to find that FOI reform in China formed part of a much longer process of increased transparency in the Chinese information environment, which gradually shifted from the acceptance of proactive disclosure to that of reactive disclosure. FOI thus has become a beneficiary of this gradual transformation of the Chinese information environment.
Author: Mira Teresa Sundara Rajan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This accessible new book delivers in two key areas: first, a new way of thinking about copyright reform in countries which are engaged in the modernization of their copyright laws; and second, a new international approach to copyright regulation in the era of globalization. This volume draws specific attention to a number of special policy concerns which should inform post-socialist reform. These include the encouragement of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, the role of intellectual property in post-socialist modernization, the protection of cultural heritage and minority rights, and the close relationship between recognition of authorsâ€™ rights and the protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms. While these policy issues are generally important to intellectual property regulation, they are of special concern in the post-authoritarian context. This highly readable book will interest students and academics involved with copyright and intellectual property law and well as transitional studies.