Garet Garrett (1878-1954) is a case study in forgotten genius. His work offers a sparkling vision of peace under free markets. Garrett saw peace and freedom as the essential precondition for the real drama of human life that revolves around creation, association, risk, love, courage and the full range of human experiences that transform society in spectacular ways.
Books mentioned in the talk
- The Driver (1920) an inspiration for Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged perhaps?
- The Cinder Buggy (1923) A Fable in Iron and Steel
- Satan’s Bushel (1924) on Wheat and Love, my favourite
- The Bubble that Broke the World (1932) on 20’s credit leading to 30’s depression.
- Salvos against the New Deal (1933-1940)
- Defend America First (1939-1942)
- The Revolution Was (1944), Ex America (1952) and Rise of Empire (1952)
Garrett’s three monographs are a vigorous plea for the threatened freedom of America as well as the rest of the civilised world. His keen penetration and his forceful direct language are unsurpassed by any author.”Ludwig von Mises
- The Wild Wheel (1952) A “structure of episode” on Ford
- The American Story (1954) a great overview of American history from Columbus to cold war [also on Kindle]
Other suggested reading
- Unsanctioned Voice, a “sort of” biography by Bruce Ramsey.
- Betrayal of the America Right, by Murry Rothbard.
Details of all these and others to buy or download can be found on Mises.org.
Editor: Michael provided links to Mises.org and discussed a 10 for 8 offer there. I have added Amazon links to what seems (on 30 seconds browsing) to be the most compelling offer. Several books are available on Kindle and there is allegedly one “New” copy of the People’s Pottage available. Caveat Emptor.