The Social Crisis Of Our Time

The Social Crisis Of Our Time

by Wilhelm Ropke
     
 

Roepke's The Social Crisis of Our Time is a series of blasts against the "malformations" of economics: the Nazi and Communist forms of collectivism both come in for severe criticism. Roepke shows the process by which the Western liberal tradition itself makes possible these rebellions against open economic systems. The drive toward social

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Roepke's The Social Crisis of Our Time is a series of blasts against the "malformations" of economics: the Nazi and Communist forms of collectivism both come in for severe criticism. Roepke shows the process by which the Western liberal tradition itself makes possible these rebellions against open economic systems. The drive toward social welfare, full employment policies, and the state management of fiscal fluctuations all lead away from free societies no less than market economies.

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“Wilhelm Roepke presents a realistic assessment of our times. . . .His great message is that of competition within the framework of ethical economic behavior, of social and economic justice, of human dignity and decency, and of community and solidarity.” —The Review of Social Economy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560005803
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Series:
Library of Conservative Thought Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Wilhelm Roepke was an economist and an author. He also wrote The Social Crisis of Our Time and International Order and Economic Integration.

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