Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Magpie's Nest by Isabel Paterson

Status: One Round of QC (03.04.2014)

EPUB: https://mega.co.nz/#!eIohSRjC!1fByYQhG32_ePzQk-kw_jKrw8GCC4t65Ryb5JtyyQYA

Based off of the Archive.org PDFs here: https://archive.org/details/magpiesnest00pateuoft

Fix Notes:

Page 34: par. 3: Decidedly

Decidedy she had taken him by surprise, perhaps on account of the environment, wherein one did not look for such delicate little sprites.

Page 63: par. 3: thinking

“Were you thinkng of that, three years ago?”

Page 76: par. 3: never closes quotation marks

“But —life’s pretty lonesome. ... I like a girl . . . near me. ... I used to know a lot of chorus girls in Chicago; jolly kids. . . .

Page 80: par. 2: patronesses

They did begin with the patronnesses, who represented every shade of the town’s evolution toward “society,” as Mary explained.

Page 86: par. 0: precision

Her regal height dwarfed the little man; his stout bow legs bore him gallantly, moving with a deft precison that gave the final touch of burlesque.

Page 117: par. 1: "collar-bone" was used 3 times elsewhere in the book, so I normalized this

A tiny dent in her upper lip, a delicate depression at the apex of her collar bone, delighted him; he kissed them, and cuddled her like a pet kitten.

Page 162: par. 2: inaccessibility

And slowly her inacessibility had wrought on him.

Page 191: par. 1: Should be left DOUBLE quote

‘Maybe I’ll see them some day in the magazines.”

Page 287: par. 2: himself

The lover may fancy his lady’s perfections so obvious that none can miss them, short of imbecility; but every true husband knows that only himeslf can see his wife as she deserves to be seen.


Page 258: par. 3: promised

He prom-ished rashly that they should return some day and loot it, even unto repletion.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Labor Monopolies or Freedom by John Scoville

Status: One Round of QC (03.03.2014)

EPUB: https://mega.co.nz/#!DchUTbKB!N1WhmbKG5gBRG8N8ATxIXSfiC7gz7b0Ni3PFQ3XZBvg

Fix Notes:

Page 5: par. 0: Egyptian

Those Egyptain workers would undoubtedly have preferred to make things for their own use and enjoyment.

Page 145: number 3: seniority

Irrespective of their ability and competence, in time of depression it increases the annual earnings of those workers who possess senority sufficiently high to enable them to hold their jobs.


Removed redundant copyright and title pages.
Images in Chapter 7, 14, 25, and 30 were moved to the very end of the chapter.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Freedom and the Law by Bruno Leoni

Status: One Round of QC (03.02.2014)

EPUB: https://mega.co.nz/#!iUYlyJwa!xtrOCfXDu639ry_w61qVovjCJwy-NCo0Zq-tKYLxVdo

This is based off of the Second Edition of the book (that is on Mises). There is a third edition of the book here: http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&Itemid=27

Fix Notes:

Page 40: par. 1: LaGuardia (no space was used 4 times, while a space was used twice)

Nevertheless, after the passage of the Norris-La Guardia Act everyone became “free” in this country from the constraint of everyone else except in cases where union officials or union members wanted to constrain employers to accept their demands by threatening or actually causing damages to the employers themselves.

Page 45: bottom par.: certain

Even lexicographic definitions do not exclude stipulations concerning the way of describing, say, what people mean by a certan word of ordinary usage in France or in [...]

Page 57: par. 0, near middle: Northern

[...] that the rich landowners of Southern Italy were directly responsible for the misery of the poor workers there or that the inhabitants of Nothern Italy were responsible for the depression of the deep South, [...]

Page 64: bottom par.: administrative

Perhaps what has hindered the development of an adminstrative court of appeals in England [...]

Page 93: par. 3: Should have a LEFT single quote instead of a RIGHT single quote

‘Tis a foolish and unreasonable thing for any to find fault with an institution because he thinks he could have made a better, or expect a mathematical demonstration to evince the reasonableness of an institution or the selfe evidence thereof

Page 102: par. 1: entities

[...] or such odd entitites as nationalized industries, departmental tribunals [...]

Page 105: par. 1: individuals

No historical evidence, as far as I know, supports the assumption that socialist “freedom from want” for all invididuals is compatible with such institutions as the common-law system or the Roman system, where the law-making process is directly performed by each and all of the citizens, with only occasional help from judges and such experts as the Roman jurists, and without having recourse, as a rule, to legislation.

Page 123: par. 1: extend

It seems to be a great misfortune of this principle that, the more one tries to exend it, the more one defeats its purpose.

Page 140: par. 1: LaGuardia (no space was used 4 times, while a space was used twice)

But I need only refer to such laws as the Norris-La Guardia Act to convince my readers that what I am saying applies also to this country.

Page 151: par. 1: constraint

But no scientific thesis has ever been established or disproved in the end as a result of any contraint whatever exercised upon individual scientists by bigoted tyrants and ignorant majorities.

Page 163: par. 3: billiard

To begin with, any billard player may locate the ball—or find it located—in an infinite number of initial positions defined by a system of Cartesian co-ordinates corresponding to two edges of the billiard plane.

Page 177: par. 2: possible

What is characteristic of the socialistic solution of the so-called social problem is not the end of promoting public welfare and eliminating, as far as possble, poverty, ignorance, and squalor, for this end is not only perfectly compatible with individual freedom, but may also be considered as complementary to it.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Economic Mind in American Civilization: Volume I-III by Joseph Dorfman

Status: One Round of QC (02.06.2014)

EPUB (Volume I): https://mega.co.nz/#!OBh0URIa!fwvzg-RwnfHycnw0P8V_KfXELcj5P-KkykVw-tKEqtg
EPUB (Volume II): https://mega.co.nz/#!Wdx2CKYL!MSExM4MM50nmTujY9ivdUTIFeFXJA1DvYSVsqlVELWU
EPUB (Volume III): https://mega.co.nz/#!GFJFVZ4I!gJJcbV8ouLyQKAvno8Nz0lOEQDY0MdQu-T1fY5PcvhE

Based off of these scans:

Volume I (1608-1865): https://mises.org/document/4909/The-Economic-Mind-in-American-Civilization-16061865-Volume-One
Volume II (1608-1865): https://mises.org/document/4910/The-Economic-Mind-in-American-Civilization-16061865-Volume-Two
Volume III (1865-1918) (Archive.org): https://archive.org/details/economicmindinam033113mbp
Volume IV and Volume V (1918-1933) were printed in 1969 (I think), and I can't seem to find any digital versions (don't believe these are in the public domain anyway (?)).

Fix Notes (Volume I):

Page 123: par. 3: country

Maryland followed with an act like Virginia’s, and the supporters there added that the act did not raise the rents of tenants, for it was not to the landlord’s interest to exact an exorbitant rent in a counry where land may be had on easy terms.

Page 490: par. 1: Bollmann’s

Bollmann might have been exaggerating in claiming that Baring, who had signed the Bullion Report, had sent him a flattering answer after seeing the manuscript; but Bollman’s letter did accord with the policy of the British government.

Page 491: par. 2: Bollmann

Turning to political arguments, Bollman showed that he was as good as the next man in using democratic arguments when the occasion suggested.

Page vi (Page 516 of the PDF): Footnotes: 23 is missing a closing quote.

Page xxix (Page 539 of the PDF): Footnotes: 59 is missing a closing quote.


Page 432: par. 1: division (?)

It will accumulate in individuals and families despite provisions for alienation of estates and divison of intestate estates, for the industrious must gather the wealth of the profligate.


Page 4: bottom of the page: I removed this "footnote 1", as it only states that "All bibliographic references will be found at the end of this volume".


Part I + Books??? How exactly was this split? (In Volume III there are only Parts, and no "Books").

Fix Notes (Volume II):

Page 617: par. 1: candidate

The Whigs elected their candiate, General William Henry Harrison, the Indian fighter, in 1840 by taking full advantage of the sneer of a Democrat that the General would be happy inside a log cabin with some hard cider.

Page 679: par. 1: treatise

In 1849 Kellogg avowedly based his scheme on an inconvertible currency, but made his appeal both to the “workingmen” and the businessmen, as the grandiose title of his treastise suggests: [...]

Page 689: par. 1: precarious

So he continued to maintain a percarious existence as newspaperman and farmer.

Page 733: par. 2: address

In his inaugural addess he denounced rigid conservatism, the stifling of curiosity and the spirit of independence, and incompetent lazy teachers who merely heard students recite the contents of a textbook.

Page 804: par. 1: economy

They sounded more profound than “political eco-omy.”

Page 855: par. 2: congratulated

On the eighth he congratuated the Charleston banks for agreeing to curtail credits only slightly because the policy will immediately restore commercial confidence.

Page xxx (526 of the PDF): Index: "Cardozo, Jacob Nuñez" has an accidental comma at the very end.


Page 643: bottom par.: this paragraph is just plopped in by accident?

"up all over the state, and a state convention was even held. As one shrewd observer of the day noticed, the party consisted “as well of [...]

Page 949: par. 1: This quote doesn't have a closing quote. I added a closing quote right before superscript 12.

“So we must know our powers of resistance. It becomes the South to increase its strength and weight in the Union, construct its railroads, extend its commerce, build up its manufactures, protect its arts, endow its universities and colleges, provide for its schools and prepare . . . for whatever God has in store. . . .12


Moved "The Jackson Wage-Earner Thesis" to before the Index.


Part II + Books??? How exactly was this split? (In Volume III there are only Parts, and no "Books").

Fix Notes (Volume III):

Page 31: par. 2: government's

These included the retention of federal forces in the South as well as of the Freedmen’s Bureau, which was the economic arm of the federal govenment’s intervention.

Page 143: par. 2: There is no closing quote. I added one before Footnote 3

“Turn light into the caverns of ignorance, and the bats will whirr about your ears. [...]

Page 159: par. 1: Encyclopedia

In the realm of thought he had a lasting value. Not least among his contributions was his widely used The Encylopedia of Social Reform (1897), which in 1908 was revised as The New Encyclopedia of Social Reform.

Page 381: par. 3: There is no closing quote. I added one before Footnote 35

“Cost is the long-run refusal price below which, as a margin, the advantages of some alternative activity will tip the scales.35

Page 408: par. 2: approximately

While such expansion was inflationary, he contended that it would be safe if it were continued until the long-term rate of interest fell to appoximately 2 1/2 or 3 per cent.

Page 456: par. 0: cycle

Mitchell brought diligent academic research to bear on the concept of the cyle.

Page lxvii (Page 575 of the PDF): Index: "History of the Greenbacks with Special Reference to the Economic Consequences of Their Issue: 1862-1865, A, by W. C. Mitchell" is missing a page number. It should state

History of the Greenbacks with Special Reference to the Economic Consequences of Their Issue: 1862-1865, A, by W. C. Mitchell, 475


In Volume III, he uses "DeBow". In Volume I and II, "De Bow" was used. Should these be normalized?

Page 283: par. 2: entrepreneurial (?)

He gave as the reasons that such profits, having arisen from monopoly privileges such as land sites, patents, franchises, trusts, good will, etc., were the returns not of industry but of certain fixed social relations and rights; that, like rent of land, they tended to engross all the gains of progress; that they differed from the true entrepreneural profits because the latter arose from the ability and risks of the entrepreneur and were temporary and contingent; and that permanent monopoly profits might originally have been the personal profits of the entrepreneur, but, when capitalized, became permanent profits.

Page 376: par. 0: Ph.D. (?)

He apparently attended no classes, but within a year took all the examinations for the four-year course and received a Ph.B.

Page 437: par. 1: experiment (?)

The supreme principle in “the development of knowledge” was the “activity of the experient subject itself.”


I removed the "Also by Joseph Dorfman" page right in the beginning.

Page 4: Footnote *: I removed this, since it didn't make sense in this EPUB. All footnotes are at the end of the chapters.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Road Ahead: America's Creeping Revolution by John T. Flynn

Status: One Round of QC (01.26.2014)

EPUB: https://mega.co.nz/#!uFJ3gKYS!eH0gGH89bUpWkI35jp_4Okbr-oKP1BczSW_gebSBVSI

Fix Notes:

Page 83: par. 2: committee

They control him and the CIO through their seats on his executive committe.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Liberalism in America by Harold Stearns

Status: One Round of QC (01.25.2014)

EPUB: https://mega.co.nz/#!PYRUnZyJ!iXD7iFyH2yHt71AsAzM2Tqco_kte9fVnQNiH32CZHHU

This book was recommended by user hobochangba on the LibertyHQ forums. I based it off of this scan on Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/cu31924030252559

Fix Notes:

Page 51: par. 0: succinctly

[...] tolerance” (see note above) succintly says: [...]

Page 62: footnote: fortunately

Most of our younger ones, unlike the European nations, we forunately did not lose on the battlefield.

Page 66: par. 2: sympathize

Liberalism, from its very philosophy, cannot and does not sypathize with this method of making the world a better place to live in.

Page 76: par. 1: truthfully

In all this, however, the creative side of life was practically ignored: we might say truthfuly that the human drive back of this development of American liberalism was rather the thwarting of the possessive instincts by the hard facts of our economic life than a positive stimulus towards creative activity.

Page 98: par. 1: vacuum

Into the vcacuum of real opinion of our war aims, which the liberals struggled so feebly to make in some realistic sense conform with the pious announcements of the President and which many other intelligent men

Page 102: par. 1 (very end of page): imagination

It took very little imaginaton [...]

Page 105: par. 1: hierarchy

In varying degrees this problem is present wherever there is organization and a heirarchy of officials.

Page 119: par. 0: coffee

[...] ignorant official who does not understand even what he means, that he can still go to his clubs, and that his wife will not reproach him over the morning coffe for being a fool.

Page 153: par. 0: occur

[...] against the general conventions and beliefs current in his time and his community, and against the neurotic tricks of his own temperament which occasionally will ocur even in the psychologically most normal and healthy of men.

Page 231: par. 1: inheritance

Nevertheless during this rather barren interregnum spiritual period which we are facing the liberal has a peculiar duty towards the art and culture which is our common inheritatnce from the past and towards those few adventurous people who in a time of turmoil and materialism venture to assert the supremacy of different values.

Page 234: Bibliography: anonymously

The State. By Franz Oppenheimer. Bobbs-Merrill; 1914. (Translated from the German anoymously.)


Page 83: par. 0: disturbed (?)

This anger would have resulted, as I have said, partly from an acquiescent ignorance, partly from a desire not to be disturbel in our rapid making of money, and finally from the fact that the people who most violently and powerfully opposed our neutrality policy were just those whom the ordinary man suspected of a desire to get us into war — and as a nation we wanted peace.


I removed the "Liberalism in America" before Chapter 1, it was redundant.

In chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 I changed the blockquote authors to be right aligned.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Revolt on the Campus by M. Stanton Evans

Status: One Round of QC (12.11.2013)

EPUB: https://mega.co.nz/#!2BhHDbIa!GdYIA14d75cCBWcwlYJzLSCZVWVJpxqOHhOXKaZvStk

Fix Notes:

Page 65: par. 0: pamphlets

[...] be glad to send them their pamplets.

Page 65: par. 1: beginnings

Such were the modest biginnings of 1953. In the eight years since, they have been extended, not by high-pressure campaigning, but by the slow accretion of consent.

Page 105: par. 5: phenomenon

And his own following among college students has swollen into a massive national phenonemon.

Page 113: par. 0: organization

An endorsement by an infant organiaztion would do Nixon very little good; those who wanted his election could best achieve it [...]

Page 117: Footnote: between

[...] a radio appearance by author-editor Frank Meyer; speeches by Walter Judd and Senator Barry Goldwater; a debate betweeen William F. Buckley, Jr. and Charles Taft; [...]

Page 146: Footnote: social

A good deal of this jargon is borrowed from the graceless vocabulary of the socal scientists.

Page 228: par. 2: Committee’s

(Among the Central Committeee’s Iron Curtain members were Professor Josef Hromadka of Czechoslovakia, and Bishop Lajos Veto, a member of the Communist Hungarian Parliament.)

Page 248: Index: "VanHorne, Grant" accidentally missing a space. Should be "Van Horne, Grant"


Page 162: par. 4: purusal (?)

The delegates were told that “rather than a rally of student support, the conference will be a serious persual of all important aspects of the Peace Corps proposals.”

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Meaning of Ludwig von Mises edited by Jeffrey M. Herbener

Status: One Round of QC (12.07.2013)

EPUB: https://mega.co.nz/#!3NAikAKS!K3ofgmnmYiOKTzSvwCsZUh4q2wIMt7qNwK9VcbzuIbo

Fix Notes:

Page 47: "Roger A. Arnold" shouldn't be italic, the authors in all the other chapters are not italic.

Page 57: Footnote 5: "Penn," to "Penn."

[...] a slightly shorter version of Haberler’s essay may be found as an appendix to Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom (Spring Mills, Penn,: Libertarian Press, 1980), [...]

Page 60: Footnote 13: "Liberty Fund"

Ludwig von Mises, The Theory of Money and Credit, 3rd rev. ed. (1912; 2nd rev. ed., 1924; Indianapolis, Ind.: Liberty Funf, 1981).

Page 69: Footnote 36: Missing a closing period.

Page 71: par. 0: no spaces in the first line (?)

Page 112: Footnote 16: Revisited

[...] “‘Unreal Assumptions’ in Economic Theory: the F-Twist Revisted,” [...]

Page 133: Footnote 11: Space needs to be removed

[...] and The Free and Prosperous Commonwealth (Princeton, N .J.: D. Van Nostrand, 1962).

Page 159: Footnote 30: needs a space

More precisely still: it is structured according to thecategories of logic, arithmetic and protophysics (including geometry).

Page 167: Footnote 2: Spring

Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Capital and Interest (1889; Sping Mills, Penn.: Libertarian Press, 1959).

Page 232: par. 0: remove the space at the end of blockquote

The determination of prices has, as far as the mutual exchange ratios between various commodities are concerned, no direct causal relationship whatever with the prices of the past .80

Page 250: Footnote 9: remove the space

A short review of the price stabilization movement is found in Murray N. Rothbard, America’s Great Depression , 4th ed. (1963; New York: Richardson & Synder, 1983), pp. 153-64.

Page 257: Footnote 29 at the very bottom of the page should not belong on that page. There is a duplicate (and the actual footnote in the text) on page 258.

Page 262: Footnote 39: maneuvers

For a full account of Durant’s devious manuevers, [...]

Page 266: "H.E. Batson" changed to "H. E. Batson" (to match the style of the rest of the book)

Page 277: par. 0: needs a space added

[...] supplementedby yesterday’s wild extravagances, should emphasize [...]

Page 284: Thanking footnote: "M.E. Bradford" changed to "M. E. Bradford" (to match the style of the rest of the book)

Page 285: footnote 4: This quotation needs to be flipped to a closing Right Double Quote.

[...] but by this he meant social systems characterized by “stagnation” and “rigidity,” where the purpose of government is to “prevent any innovations that could endanger its own supremacy. “This definition of conservatism would apply to Eastern cultures and Bismarckian welfarism.

Page 298: par. 1: twentieth

Neither did Mises sympathize with twenieth-century feminism.

Page 310: bottom par.: there is a footnote number 81.

Page 317: bottom par.: There is a colon accidentally in the superscript of Footnote 104.

3. Mises can be seen as typical of twentieth-century laissez-faire economics104: the advocates of free markets have largely been associated with cultural traditionalism.

Page 330: Footnote 26: Missing a closing period.


I removed the multiple title pages (page 2 of the PDF, page 4 of the PDF).

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Humane Economy: The Social Framework of the Free Market by Wilhelm Röpke

Status: One Round of QC (12.01.2013)

EPUB: https://mega.co.nz/#!XdB2nSIL!JuNKo35fTFSNlV_SkEQ9zRjRQQtVyzxfzEa-_onGjcg

Library of Congress Catalog Number: 60-9661

Fix Notes:

Page 158: par. 0: "Lloyd’s Bank Review" should be "Lloyds Bank Review" (to match the other usages in the book)

Page 215: par. 1: responsibility

It certainly has the ultimate responsibilty.

Page 224: par. 1: between

I would go so far as to deny the justice of calling anyone a deflationist in the same sense in which his opposite number may be called an inflationist, for the simple reason that, as we know, there exists an asymmetry betwen inflation and deflation.

Page 282: Footnote 33: "M. Friedmann" needs to be "M. Friedman"

Page 305: Index on the right column: "Friedmann, M.," needs to be "Friedman, M.,"

Page 308: Index on the right column under "Mass state—cont.": "industralization" -> industrialization


I removed the "secondary title page" on page 15 of the PDF (right before Chapter 1). It doesn't make much sense in the ebook edition.

Page 282: bottom right corner is missing.


Page 201-202: last par. to next page: savings (?)

Thus saving, which got such poor marks in the theories inspired by Keynes, is again assigned the place of honor which common sense always regarded as saving’s due.

Page 239: bottom par.: dependencies (?)

The trade-union itself becomes one of those “organizations” which are an expression of growing concentration; it creates, in its turn, new vertical dependences and new hierarchies with an above and a below, with bosses and subordinates.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Do We Want Free Enterprise? by Vernon Orval Watts

Status: One Round of QC (11.29.2013)

EPUB: https://mega.co.nz/#!yZIA1b5Z!QNENTg2Yv9P-_E55i68krVesOlESb7DHgukpT-vn-N0

Fix Notes:

Page 48: Footnote: Missing opening quote

Page 71: in Table: "autombiles" -> automobiles


Page 71: Table was "verticalized"

Changed Footnotes from * to numbered.

I probably need to rethink the typography of the book.... all of these negative indents/lists do not work in EPUB. I think it looks pretty hideous.