Praise for Return to Order – Joseph Scheidler

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“The depth of knowledge and originality of Horvat’s analysis, plus the scope and inspiration of his vision for a true solution to our current economic crisis, make Return to Order worthy of becoming the bedside book for those who believe America is worth fighting for.” Joseph M. Scheidler National Director, Pro-Life Action League Free Book: … Read more

Faith Brings Harmony to Family, Society and State

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By Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira* I believe that the patriarchal society, like everything that exists in this valley of tears, becomes stronger over time, in proportion to its existence and production. However, at the same time, it grows older and older. Both institutions and families age. And, gradually, glory itself becomes a burden under which … Read more

Where Did Personal Debt Come From?

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With literally trillions of dollars in personal debt now hanging over the American consumer, the question might be asked as to where all this debt came from. It has a long history. Buying on credit started at the turn of the twentieth century. Buying dreams on credit was an American invention that served to create … Read more

The Real Subject Matter of Economics

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Modern economics tends to reduce economic activity to formulae and equations. This is not the true subject matter of economics. Economic activities deal with human actions that are not predicable and thus cannot be reduced to the equations of an exact science. As economic historian Odd Langholm states: “The subject matter of economics is properly … Read more

What Makes a Craftsman?

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In a society where honor rules, the craftsman has a special place. He is not a person who makes things mechanically without skills or thought. Rather he is an expert who develops sophisticated skills that communicate an artistic element to that which is produced. What makes a craftsman? Richard Sennett writes that the standard measure … Read more

On the Use of Token Money in Economy

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Token money is an unbacked currency that exceeds the value of the material of which it is made. Such money is often minted to facilitate small transactions and is usually found in coinage. A surprising description of token coinage can be found in the writings of Ludwig von Mises, who comments on the issuing of … Read more

Keeping Small Government Small

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The battles that conservatives have waged in the Cultural War are grueling. We have to dispute every step of the way especially with a liberal political establishment and a vast socialistic bureaucracy. We also have to regenerate social institutions like family, community and faith against a hostile culture. There are no instant solutions in this … Read more