PEBC Discussion of “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, June 17, 2014, 6-8pm

The Political Economy Book Club discusses The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. The Jungle is a 1906 book written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. The book depicts working class poverty, the absence of social […]

Wed Feb 19 6 PM PEBC discusses Social Statics (Parts 3 & 4)

The Political Economy Book Club discusses Parts 3 & 4 of “Social Statics” by Herbert Spencer (1851 edition). Economist Murray Rothbard called Social Statics “the greatest single work of libertarian political philosophy ever written.” Spencer argued that the state was not an “essential” institution and that it would “decay” as voluntary market organization would replace […]