David Ramsay Steele

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David Ramsay Steele is the author of From Marx to Mises: Post-Capitalist Society and the Challenge of Economic Calculation (an exposition of the economic calculation problem) and Editorial Director of Open Court Publishing Company. With Michael R. Edelstein, in 1997 he co-wrote Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, a psychological self-help book based on Albert Ellis's Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.

In the 1960s, Steele was a member of the Socialist Party of Great Britain.[1] [2] In 1977 he co-founded the Libertarian Alliance and in 1982 would lead one of the two factions that resulted in the split of the group.

Works[edit]

  • “Smash Cash”, Oz, issue 17 (December 1968) [3] [4] [5][6]
  • “Posing the Problem: The Impossibility of Economic Calculation Under Socialism”, Journal of Libertarian Studies v5 #1 ( Winter 1981) pp 7–22 [7]
  • “The Failure of Bolshevism and Its Aftermath”, Journal of Libertarian Studies v5 #1 ( Winter 1981) pp 99–111 [8]
  • “Attempted Theft of an Organisation”, The Journal of the Libertarian Alliance v3 #3 (1983) PDF
  • “The Irrationality of Planning“, Critical Review v1 #2 (1987)
  • “Hayek's Theory of Cultural Group Selection”, Journal of Libertarian Studies v8 #2 (Summer 1987) pp 171–195 PDF
  • Karl Marx: Das Kapital: From Capitalist Exploitation to Communist Revolution|Great Economic Thinkers: Karl Marx — Das Kapital, from Capitalist Exploitation to Communist Revolution (sound recording, 1988)
  • “How We Got Here”, Critical Review v2 #1 (1988)
  • From Marx to Mises: Post-Capitalist Society and the Challenge of Economic Calculation (1992)
  • “Partial Recall”, Liberty v7 #3 (1994)
  • “Why Stop at Term Limits?”, National Review v47 #17 (1995)
  • “Nozick on Sunk Costs“, Ethics v106 #3 (1996)
  • “Between Immorality and Unfeasibility: The Market Socialist Predicament”, Critical Review v10 #3 (1996)
  • Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by Michael R. Edelstein (with Steele, 1997)
  • “Yes, Gambling Is Productive and Rational”, Liberty (1997) (Reprinted in A Rhetoric of Argument by Jeanne Fahnestock & Marie Secor.)
  • “The Strange Life of Murray Rothbard”, Liberty (2000)
  • “Alice in Wonderland: A Review of The Passion of Ayn Rand by Barbara Branden”, Free Life (2001) PDF
  • “The Mystery of Fascism”, Liberty (2001) PDF
  • “Porn, Rape and Justice” (15 April 2001) PDF
  • Genius — In their Own Words: The Intellectual Journeys of Seven Great 20th-Century Thinkers (editor, 2002)
  • “An Unexpected Discovery”, Liberty v16 #7 (2002)
  • “Ayn Rand and the Curse of Kant”, Liberty v16 #8 (2002)
  • “The Sacred Element“, Liberty v17 #3 (2003)
  • “My Orwell Right or Wrong”, Liberty v17 #5 (2003)
  • “Wasn't It a Little Crowded on that Grassy Knoll?”, Liberty v17 #11 (2003)
  • “Life, Liberty, and the Treadmill”, Liberty (2005) PDF
  • “Why and When Should We Rely on Scientific Experts?” in Heldke et al., The Atkins Diet and Philosophy (2005)
  • "Marxism” in Tom Flynn (ed), The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief (2007)
  • “Marx, Karl Heinrich” in Tom Flynn (ed), The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief (2007)
  • Atheism Explained: From Folly To Philosophy (2008)

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