Преглед на стопанската политика ISSN 1313 - 0544

Нови книги в Икономическата библиотека (13-17 декември 2010)

17.12.2010
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Сред новите книги, с които библиотеката ни се обогати, са и седемте романа на американския писател и журналист Гарет Гарет.  Представяме ви трилогията на Гарет Гарет – мащабно платно на промените в производството, икономиката, селското стопанство, социалния и културния живот на Америка в края на XIX в. и началото на XX век.

 

The Driver

Garet Garrett

Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2007

 

Here is a treasure in the history of the pro-capitalist novel. Garet Garrett, author of The People's Pottage, is the story of an upstart Wall Street speculator financier, Henry Galt, a shadowy figure who stays out of the limelight as much as possible until he unleashes a plan that had been years in the marking: he uses his extraordinary entrepreneurial talent to acquire control of a failing railroad.

Through outstanding management sense, good pricing, excellent service, and overall business savvy, he out competes all the big names in the business, while making a fortune in the process. Garrett has a way of illustrating just what it takes to be a businessman of this sort, and how his mind alone becomes the source of a fantastic revenue stream.

But his successes breed trouble. The government conspires with envious competitors to regulate him using the Sherman Antitrust Act, calling him a monopolist who is exploiting the public.

This book tells the dramatic story of his success and his fight. A reoccurring literary motif through the book has people asking: "Who is Henry Galt?" http://library.ime.bg/the-driver/

 

The Cinder Buggy: A Fable in Iron and Steel

Garet Garrett

Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2007

Garet Garrett's fiction deals with the social impact of economic transformations. In The Driver, he deals with railroads, while Satan's Bushel examines agricultural. The Cinder Buggy, his second in the trilogy, is the longest of the three and his true epoch novel and unforgettable masterpiece. With a great story, and tremendous literary passion, it chronicles the transformation of America from the age of iron to the age of steel. http://library.ime.bg/the-cinder-buggy/

 

Satan’s Bushel

Garet Garrett

Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2007

This dazzling work in economic fiction is the third of Garet Garrett's novel trilogy, written and first published in 1924. Like the others, Satan's Bushel is a splendid book, not just from the point of view of economics but also as a piece of literature.
What is Satan's Bushel? It is the last bushel that the farmer puts on the market that "breaks the price" – that is reduces it to the point that wheat farming is no longer profitable. The puzzle that afflicts the wheat farmers is that they sell their goods when the price is low and have no goods to sell when the price is high.

It tells the story of one man's discovery of a brilliant speculator and his relationship with an old and legendary farmer/mystic and his daughter. The mystic embodies both the highest wisdom and the greatest economic fallacies of the day. The question that must be confronted is how to make farms profitable in times of falling prices, and the novel shows that speculation, even with all its human foibles, makes a contribution to stabilizing the market. http://library.ime.bg/satans-bushel/