DeBow's Further Reading
 

Private Property, Freedom of Contract, and Prosperity  -->

Leonard Read, I, Pencil (1958)   www.fee.org/library/detail/i-pencil-audio-pdf-and-html#axzz2Lw3dKPyP

Laura E. Huggins & Terry Anderson, Property Rights: A Practical Guide to Freedom and Prosperity  (2009)  www.hoover.org/publications/books/8353  (webbed book)

Stephen Moore & Julian Simon, The Greatest Century That Ever Was: 25 Miraculous Trends of the Past 100 Years  www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/greatest-century-ever-was-25-miraculous-trends-past-100-years

Theodore Caplow, et al., The First Measured Century: An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America 1900-2000  www.pbs.org/fmc/book.htm  (webbed book)

The Economic Freedom of the World Project  www.freetheworld.com/ and The Index of Economic Freedom  www.heritage.org/index/    

Tom Bethell, The Noblest Triumph: Property and Prosperity Through the Ages (St. Martin’s Press, 1998)

Arthur Herman, How the Scots Invented the Modern World (Crown Publishers, 2001)

Brink Lindsey, Against the Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism (Wiley, 2002)

Economics -->

Russell Roberts, Ten Key Ideas: Opening the Door to the Economic Way of Thinking  www.econlib.org/library/Topics/Guides/TenKeyIdeas.html
Gregory Mankiw, 10 Principles  www.swlearning.com/economics/mankiw/principles2e/principles.html
Guy Sorman, Economics Does Not Lie  www.city-journal.org/2008/18_3_economics.html (another list of ten key economic concepts)
Keystone Economic Principles infusionomics.com/program_overview/training-materials/keystone-economic-principles/   (nine this time)

Arnold Kling, Learning Economics (2004)  arnoldkling.com/econ/book/contents.html (webbed book)

Dwight Lee, Free Enterprise: The Economics of Cooperation (2002)  www.dallasfed.org/assets/documents/educate/free/econprimer.pdf

James Gwartney, et al., Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity (St. Martin’s Press, rev. ed. 2010)  commonsenseeconomics.com/
(an earlier, Canadian version of the book is available online at epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/300/fraser/what_everyone_should/html/)
 


Common Law -->

Bruce L. Benson, The Spontaneous Evolution of Commercial Law, 55 Southern Economic Journal 644 (1989), mailer.fsu.edu/~bbenson/SEJ1989.pdf

John Hasnas, Hayek, the Common Law, and Fluid Drive, 1 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty 79 (2005)  faculty.msb.edu/hasnasj/GTWebSite/NYUFinal.pdf  (especially sections I and II)

Norman F. Cantor, Imagining the Law: Common Law Foundations of the American Legal System (HarperCollins, 1997)

Richard A. Epstein, Simple Rules for a Complex World (Harvard U. Press, 1995)
 

Economic Analysis of Law  -->

Interview of Ronald Coase (1997)  reason.com/archives/1997/01/01/looking-for-results

David D. Friedman, Law's Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters (Princeton U. Press, 2000)
www.daviddfriedman.com/laws_order/index.shtml  (webbed book)

Cento Veljanovski, The Economics of Law (IEA, 2007)  www.iea.org.uk/publications/research/the-economics-of-law (webbed book)

Thomas Miceli, The Economic Approach to Law (Stanford U. Press, 2d ed. 2008)  www.sup.org/economiclaw/  (big site supporting this textbook)

Ward Farnsworth, The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking About the Law (U. of Chicago Press, 2007)  www.thelegalanalyst.com/
  

Constitutional History  -->

Edwin Meese, III, et al. eds., The Heritage Guide to the Constitution (2005)  www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/  (webbed book)

Matthew Spalding, ed., The Founders’ Almanac (Heritage, 2001)  site.heritage.org/research/features/almanac/welcome.html  (webbed book)

Thomas G. West & William A. Schambra, The Progressive Movement and the Transformation of American Politics  www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2007/07/The-Progressive-Movement-and-the-Transformation-of-American-Politics

Lawrence W. Reed, Great Myths of the Great Depression (1981)  www.fee.org/library/detail/great-myths-of-the-great-depression-pdf-and-audio#axzz2Lw3dKPyP

Raoul Berger, Government by Judiciary: The Transformation of the Fourteenth Amendment (2d ed. 1997)  oll.libertyfund.org/title/675   (webbed book)

Robert H. Bork, ed., “A Country I Do Not Recognize”: The Legal Assault on American Values (2005)  www.hooverpress.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1110  (webbed book)

James W. Ely, Jr., The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights (3d ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 2007)

Richard Epstein, How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution (Cato Institute, 2006)
 

Public Choice Theory  -->

James Buchanan, Public Choice: Politics Without Romance (2003)  www.montana.edu/econ/hfretwell/332/buchananpublicchoice.pdf  

Interview of James Buchanan (2004)  www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/region_focus/2004/spring/pdf/interview.pdf

Interview of Gordon Tullock (2003)  www.fcpp.org/publication.php/583

Pierre Lemieux, The Public Choice Revolution (2004)  www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/regulation/2004/10/v27n3-2.pdf  

Randall G. Holcombe, Liberty and Democracy as Economic Systems (2002)  www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_06_3_holcombe.pdf

Randall G. Holcombe, Government: Unnecessary But Inevitable (2004)   www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_08_3_1_holcombe.pdf

Daniel B. Klein, The People's Romance: Why People Love Government (as Much as They Do) (2005)  www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_10_1_1_klein.pdf

Bryan Caplan, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies (2007)  www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa594.pdf  and 

Wayne Crews, Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapsot of the Federal Regulatory State (CEI)  cei.org/10KC

William Beach & Patrick Tyrrell, Index of Dependence on Government (Heritage, annually)  www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/02/2012-index-of-dependence-on-government

James M. Buchanan, Afraid to be free: Dependency as desideratum (2005)  www.esi2.us.es/~mbilbao/pdffiles/buchanan.pdf  

Eamonn Butler, Public Choice -- A Primer (2012)  www.iea.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/files/IEA%20Public%20Choice%20web%20complete%2029.1.12.pdf  (webbed book)

Gordon Tullock, et al., Government Failure: A Primer in Public Choice (Cato, 2002)  mostly available on Google Books (webbed book)

David N. Laband & George C. McClintock, The Transfer Society: Economic Expenditures on Transfer Activity (Cato, 2001) 


My web pages  -->

“British/American Legal Timeline”  www2.samford.edu/~medebow/Timeline.html (includes links to most of the historical documents mentioned in class)

“A Hedgehog’s Legal Glossary”  www2.samford.edu/~medebow/Glossary.html

“Legal Process” course page  www2.samford.edu/~medebow/LegalProcess.html

General links page  www2.samford.edu/~medebow/web.htm 

Legal philosophy -->

Arthur Leff, Unspeakable Ethics, Unnatural Law (1979)   digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3810&context=fss_papers


Blogs -->

Liberty Law  www.libertylawsite.org/  
Liberty Law Blog  www.libertylawsite.org/blog/    

Cafe Hayek  cafehayek.com/

EconLog  econlog.econlib.org/

The Becker-Posner Blog  www.becker-posner-blog.com/  
 

Online Encyclopedias and Document Libraries -->

The Library of Economics and Liberty  www.econlib.org/ including
The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics  econlib.org/library/CEE.html

Online Library of Liberty  oll.libertyfund.org/

Professor Lawrence Solum’s Legal Theory Lexicon  lsolum.typepad.com/legal_theory_lexicon/

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy  plato.stanford.edu/contents.html

A Chronology of US Historical Documents  www.law.ou.edu/hist/

Ashbrook Center Document Library  teachingamericanhistory.org/library/

Yale Law Library’s Avalon Project  avalon.law.yale.edu/

Internet History Sourcebooks Project  www.fordham.edu/halsall/
 


Last updated November 17, 2013.