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    • The Wealth of Nations

    • Part 1
    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschmann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the foundation of classical economics, and it has influenced a broad range of thinkers. In it, Adam Smith stresses the importance of the division of labor to economic progress. He criticizes the arguments for economic planning and offers a detailed theoretical and historical case for free trade.

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    • never mind economics lets talk value (Part 1)

    • By Russ. M on 13-04-13

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    • The Wealth of Nations

    • Part 2
    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschmann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is one of the most important and influential works ever published on economic theory. A masterpiece of the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment, it develops a theory of social order arising from the unintended consequences of self-interested behavior. This self regulating system of the free market, Adam Smith contends, protects consumers from entrenched special interests and is usually harmed by government intervention.

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    • never mind economics lets talk value (part 2)

    • By Russ. M on 13-04-13

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    • Two Treatises of Government

    • By: George H. Smith, Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschmann, a Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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    Two Treatises of Government is the most famous and influential defense of limited government ever published. Written during a period of increasing opposition to the restored English monarchy, this work was published anonymously in 1689. It is a classic account of natural rights, social contract, government by consent, and the right of revolution.

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    • Leviathan

    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschmann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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    Leviathan is a vigorous defense of a strong central government that was originally published in 1651, just after the English wars of 1642-49. This presentation explores the social and political turmoil during which Leviathan was written, including an examination of the radical political philosophies spawned by opposition to Stuart monarchy in England. It explains the materialistic foundation of Hobbes' philosophy and how this influenced his theory of man, society, and government.

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    • Misleading title, and silly voices

    • By Lily on 05-12-08

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    • Individualism

    • A Reader
    • By: George H. Smith - editor, Marilyn Moore - editor
    • Narrated by: James Foster
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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    Individualism: A Reader provides a wealth of illuminating essays from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. In 26 selections from 25 writers, individualism is explained and defended, often from unusual perspectives. The depth and complexity of ideas about individualism are reflected in the six sections in this collection. The first examines individuality generally, with the following five detailing social, moral, political, religious, and economic individualism.

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    • The American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence

    • The Essays of George H. Smith
    • By: George H Smith
    • Narrated by: VoiceBunny
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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    For almost a century after the U.S. Constitution went into effect, few Americans seem to have questioned the legitimacy of the Revolution. Since the Progressive generation of historians began the work of serious criticism and revision, however, students of American life have largely learned to live with a more complicated understanding of the revolutionary legacy. Smith's treatment of the era charts space for libertarians to both criticize and revere the American heritage.

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    • Self-Interest and Social Order in Classical Liberalism

    • The Essays of George H. Smith
    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: VoiceBunny
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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    There is a well-worn image and phrase for libertarianism: "atomized individualism". This hobgoblin has spread so thoroughly that even some libertarians think their philosophy unreservedly supports private persons, whatever the situation, whatever their behavior. Smith's Self-Interest and Social Order in Classical Liberalism, corrects this misrepresentation with careful intellectual surveys of Hume, Smith, Hobbes, Butler, Mandeville, and Hutcheson and their respective contributions to political philosophy.

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    • The American Revolution, Part 1

    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: George C. Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
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    In 1764, Britain imposed the first of several taxes with the Sugar Act. This was followed by the Stamp Act and the Townshend Revenue Act. In 1773, the Seven Years War with France had made Britain the greatest power on earth. But the war had doubled her national debt; interest payments alone consumed 5/8ths of Britain's annual budget. To ease this burden, Britain made a fateful blunder: she decided to impose and enforce taxes upon the American colonies.

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    • Neither Bullets Nor Ballots: Essays on Voluntaryism

    • By: Carl Watner, George H. Smith, Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated by: Rodger Paxton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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    The Voluntaryists are libertarians who have organized to promote non-political strategies to achieve a free society. We reject electoral politics, in theory and in practice as incompatible with libertarian goals. Governments must cloak their actions in an aura of moral legitimacy in order to sustain their power, and political methods invariably strengthen that legitimacy. Voluntarists seek instead to delegitimize the state through education, and we advocate withdrawal of the cooperation and tacit consent on which state power ultimately depends.

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    • Freethought and Freedom

    • The Essays of George H. Smith
    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: VoiceBunny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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    Liberty of conscience and freedom of thought are twin, core components of modern life in societies across the world. The ability to pursue one's vision of the right and the good, coupled with liberty to pursue individual reason and enlightenment, helped produce so much of modern life that we may be apt to forget that libertarian philosophy was not dictated by Nature. 

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    • The Constitutional Convention

    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: Walter Cronkite
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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    In 1783, America emerged from a long and bitter war for independence. The 13 colonies were now 13 sovereign states, bound together by the Articles of Confederation. After years of war, men like Thomas Jefferson saw the possibility of something new under the sun: a government which derived its just power from the consent of the governed.

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    • The American Revolution

    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: George C. Scott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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    In 1776 the 13 American colonies, refusing to pay unjust taxes, declared their independence from Britain. The resulting years of war became known as the American Revolution, but many of the Founding Fathers believed the real American revolution was not the war with Britain but the revolution in ideas that had preceded and caused the war. From 1760 to 1775, many Americans were transformed from loyal British subjects into rebels. Together, the 13 colonies set out to create something new: a government that derived its just authority from the consent of the governed.

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    • Civil Disobedience & The Liberator

    • By: Wendy McElroy, George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschmann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    Civil Disobedience is Henry David Thoreau's argument for the deliberate violation of laws for reasons of conscience. Thoreau's concept is based on the belief that no law should command blind obedience, and that non-cooperation with unjust laws is both morally correct and socially beneficial.

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    • Reflections on the Revolution in France & Rights of Man

    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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    Reflections on the Revolution in France is a slashing attack on the French Revolution by one of Britain's most famous statesmen. Liberty and social order, Burke argues, are maintained by the traditional rights and duties embedded in custom and law. And when these traditions are overthrown in revolutions, society is threatened with chaos, bloodshed, and despotism.

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    • The Text of the United States Constitution

    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: Walter Cronkite, a full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    The United States Constitution both established both a strong central government and protected states' rights. But to say that something is of two parts is not to say that the parts are equal. Advocates of state sovereignty believed the Constitution created an executive power that was so strong it might as well have been a monarchy, while advocates of national government felt that a strong executive was essential to steer America through crises.

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    • Common Sense & The Declaration of Independence

    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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    Common Sense examines how Americans defended the right to resist unjust laws, and how this right of resistance was transformed into a right of revolution. It examines Thomas Paine's views on the difference between society and government, his defense of republican government, his total rejection of hereditary monarchy, and his belief that Americans should take up arms against the English government.

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    • The American Revolution, Part 2

    • By: George H. Smith
    • Narrated by: George C. Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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    In 1764, Britain imposed the first of several taxes with the Sugar Act. This was followed by the Stamp Act and the Townshend Revenue Act. In 1773, the Seven Years War with France had made Britain the greatest power on earth. But the war had doubled her national debt; interest payments alone consumed 5/8ths of Britain's annual budget. To ease this burden, Britain made a fateful blunder: she decided to impose and enforce taxes upon the American colonies.

    Regular price: £13.59