Friday, February 15, 2013

The Writings of F. A. Harper Volume 1 and 2 by F. A. Harper

Status: WIP (02.15.2013)

There is still some cosmetic changes needed (images, some CSS tweaks, minor things here and there, minor typos), but overall these EPUBs are complete.

Volume 1 EPUB (02.15.2013):
Volume 2 EPUB (02.15.2013):

Fix Notes:

Volume 1

Page 115: substitutes

They are money subsitutes of a type because they are the means of getting things under conditions of control, and would not exist under free prices.

Page 175: Judging

Juding from the money dilution alone, one would have expected every dollar to have lost about two-thirds of its value from 1939 to 1946.

Page 215: quotation was indented, while Parts 2 and 3 had no indentation

Page 247: encroachment

Suppose, as illustration of enroachment on liberty, that I desire to produce some wheat on my land, with which to feed my family.

Page 365: non-living

The use of nonliving sources of energy started to become important during the late nineteenth century, largely displacing work animals which now account for less energy than human labor itself.

Page 366: Non-life

Nonlife sources now comprise the prime form of energy.

Volume 2:

Page 25: economic

My reason for speaking of life and livelihood as equivalents to be thus compared is that whatever one produces, and his property, can quite appropriately be called the econimic extensions of the individual.

Page 37: number

Yet the same persons are presumed to have sufficient wisdom to select from among their nummber a ruler who will use political compulsion unselfishly and wisely.

Page 40: Quantitative

In like manner, then, these early economic theorists turned naturally and at once to trying to identify precisely what value is, so that the means of measuring value objectively and in precise quantative terms could be developed.

Page 57: for

[...] poorer half of the world devotes a major part of its time to a futile struggle fo an adequate diet, by standards of adequacy accepted by nutritionists.

NOTE: page 118-119 has a two page table/chart. This is impossible to reproduce in EPUB, so I just stuck them one after another.

Page 231: of

Since economics has not gained the stature od maturity already attained by other sciences now centuries old, it is concluded that it is not susceptible to the scientific approach.

Page 257: available

Under the proposed plan, when you are laid off, somebody besides yourself becomes empowered to decide whether or not another job avilable to you during the layoff period is a “suitable” job.

Page 257: accidental left single quotation

They would then be getting pay from another job while at the same time drawing unemployed ‘“guaranteed income” from the fund you helped build up.

Page 269: conspicious

Progress away from slavery in its comspicuous forms was made in various parts of the world.

Page 277+: Uses '«' '»' instead of the typical quotation marks

Page 285: Missing large "II" "Social Philosophy" at the top of the page (Parts I and III have it)

Page 295: ideological

To some it is appealing for idealogical reasons; they believe equality to be ideal from the standpoint of justice.

Page 316: working

Expectation of mutual advantage is the incentive for cooperating, for woking together.

Page 323: par. 2: that

If it were to be said tht C has a right to claim the job, it would mean that the right of decision, which properly belongs to A and to B, has now been confiscated by C.

Page 352-354: Notes/Bibliography doesn't match the rest of the book.

Page 361: abandonment

And for us as libertarians to define liberty in such a way that we must accept a socialized concept of morals before we can classify an act as one of liberty would seem to me to be an abondonment of our faith in the formulating of our own language.

Page 430: thought

His every throught is individually constructed, and can be transmitted to another only with difficulty and inaccuracies.

Page 437: par. 1: severed

Since socialism lives on what has already been produced by free men, it would die if this parasitic connection were servered.

Page 436: individual

Such unity denies to indiviual persons their rights as defined in our Declaration of Independence, for instance.

Page 476: which

It is not the main purpose here to appraise the wisdom of an employee owning shares in the business in whch he is employed.

Page 512: subconciously

We can continue to exist, after a fashion, and swim around in economic ignorance, as a cave man to whom chemicals were just something to swim in, or to stand on, or to fill one’s lungs with subsconsciously.

Page 529: footnote/bottom : Accidental '-', replaced with '.'

Reprinted, with permission, from The Freeman, January, 1957- Copyright © 1957 The Foundation for Economic Education, Inc.

Page 531: par. 1: original

I would be starting a chain reaction leading to an endless market for birch rods as a consequence of the orignal misdeed.

Page 534: destroys

We have already concluded that the process relies on fear rather than on understanding and sincere conviction; that it probably destroyes love and respect on the part of the victim.

Page 558: instance

We know, for intstance, that many great works of literature have been written by men who used wisely their time of confinement in prison.

Page 567: permanently

False charity destroys security. Having once allowed one’s self to become permenently obligated to another by debts that can never be repaid, the recipient loses his self-reliance and becomes insecure.

Page 591: par. 1: activities

Isn’t it a strange thing that if you select any three fundamentally moral persons and combine them into a collective for the doing of good, they are liable at once to become three immoral persons in their collective activites?

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