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Selling the Free Market

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  • Full Title: Selling the Free Market: The Rhetoric of Economic Correctness
  • Author(s): James Arnt Aune
  • Year Published: 2001
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • Publication Type: Academic
  • ISBN-10: 1-57230-598-3 (hardcover), 1-57230-757-9 (paperback)
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  • Description: Aune, self-described as an "old-fashioned socialist," analyzes the "rhetoric" of arguments for free markets, including a chapter discussing Rand's Atlas Shrugged.


Chapters significantly related to Ayn Rand or Objectivism are indicated in bold.

  1. Rhetoric, Economics, and Problems of Method
    1. The Rhetoric-Economics Connection: Rhetorical Strategies of Economic Analysis
    2. Economic Rhetoric and the Realist Style (or, There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch)
  2. What Libertarians Want
    1. Checking Ayn Rand's Premises (or, The Revenge of the Nerds)
    2. Anarchy, State, and Utopia: A Rhetorical Reading
    3. What Libertarians Want, According to Murray Rothbard and Charles Murray
  3. The Struggle over Reagan's Free Market Legacy
    1. From Reagan to Buchanan: National Glory and Globalization
    2. Newt Gingrich, Cyberpunk, and Globalization

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