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Liberty, Science and Wealth describes how the extended order arose out of mankind’s atavistic past to produce free markets, institutions securing liberty, the possibility of more empowered individuals, and modern science. It examines in some detail all the world’s major cultural groupings to show how values, worldviews, and institutions necessary to the workings of the modern world did or did not evolve, and why. That analysis helps one to gain insight into a host of related issues: why some poorer countries continue to languish, why attempts at nation building confound us, and why trillions of dollars of Western financial assistance to less developed countries have failed to assist. In other words, by examining the worldviews of different cultural groups, the specific hurdles they face in adopting the predicates of the extended order become much more evident. At the same time, we get to appreciate the virtues of our affluent societies so as to better protect and nurture them.

“Ralph Bayrer’s new book, Free People-Free Markets: Their Evolutionary Origins, is a timely reaffirmation of freedom’s central role in the creation of American prosperity and the most celebrated advances of western civilization. Relying on the thorough scholarship and clarity of argument, Bayrer makes the compelling case that mankind’s progress in the last millennium rests on a narrow foundation of freedom, a lesson people forger at their peril.”

 “This book is a compelling, new perspective on economic and political history, which can be expected to make a contribution to both academic and popular understanding. But its most important contribution will be in helping guide current governmental decisions away from avoidable errors.”

—Phillip Scribner,

Associate Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, American University

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Book Details
Language : English
Publication Date : 11/29/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6×9
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781543499735

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6×9
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781543499742

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781543499728