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RESPONSE TO HARTMANN ON POLITICAL ECONOMY

RESPONSE TO HARTMANN ON POLITICAL ECONOMY In the view of Hartmann (2004) government is in effect best which governs most. Not for this author an appreciation of Adam Smith’s self regulatory characteristics of the free market place. In Hartmann’s view, there is not, and cannot be, any such thing as free enterprise. The present article takes Hartmann (2004) to task for his mistaken views of political economy, free trade, the middle class, the causes of poverty and prosperity, and the proper role of government in the modern era. JEL: H10, H11 Keywords: capitalism, middle class, free trade, government http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economics, Management, and Financial Markets Addleton Academic Publishers

RESPONSE TO HARTMANN ON POLITICAL ECONOMY

Economics, Management, and Financial Markets , Volume 6 (2): 57-83 – Jan 1, 2011

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1842-3191
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Abstract

In the view of Hartmann (2004) government is in effect best which governs most. Not for this author an appreciation of Adam Smith’s self regulatory characteristics of the free market place. In Hartmann’s view, there is not, and cannot be, any such thing as free enterprise. The present article takes Hartmann (2004) to task for his mistaken views of political economy, free trade, the middle class, the causes of poverty and prosperity, and the proper role of government in the modern era. JEL: H10, H11 Keywords: capitalism, middle class, free trade, government

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Economics, Management, and Financial MarketsAddleton Academic Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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