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Seldon, Arthur

Works: 268 works in 892 publications in 3 languages and 10,420 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Speaker
Classifications: HB501, 330.122
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Most widely held works about Arthur Seldon
Most widely held works by Arthur Seldon
Government failure : a primer in public choice by Gordon Tullock( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revision of: Government, whose obedient servant? London : Institute of Economic Affairs, 2000. Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-179) and index
Capitalism by Arthur Seldon( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Descriptive guide to readings": pages [377]-406. Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Everyman's dictionary of economics : an alphabetical exposition of economic concepts and their application by Arthur Seldon( Book )

50 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dictionary explains in easily understood language the essential ideas and concepts of economic in current use by economist who teach them or who apply them
Advertising in a free society by Ralph Harris( )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a new version of Advertising in a Free Society - first published by the IEA in 1959 - Christopher Snowdon outlines the valuable role advertising plays in securing low prices and choice for individuals. The book debunks the myth that advertising is detrimental to society, assessing the various criticisms laid at its door. Despite evidence to the contrary, advertising has long been condemned for breeding monopolies and manipulating the general public. In reality, advertising informs individuals and makes industries more competitive as companies aim to keep their existing customers whilst also attracting those of rival firms. To attack advertising is to attack free speech. As a matter of principle, it is important to defend all forms of free speech, including commercial speech. Those with a deep moral aversion to advertising not only fail to see the benefit it brings to the individual, but wrongly equate aspiration for higher living standards with materialism or greed. The new edition of Advertising in a Free Society includes an introduction that looks at six decades of economic evidence about advertising that has emerged since the original book was published -- back cover.The subject of advertising is often treated with indifference by economists and disdain by the public. Indeed, from time-to-time, there have been calls to ban advertising. Though there has been no general ban, advertising has been prohibited in some sectors and further regulation in this field is continually being considered. Given the importance of advertising in political discussion and the lack of evidence regarding its role and effectiveness, Ralph Harris and Arthur Seldon published Advertising in a Free Society in the late 1950s. This seminal work provided a dispassionate and serious analysis of the subject. It concluded that advertising played a positive role in communicating information and building brand loyalty. Interestingly, some of the most dishonest forms of promotion came from politicians. Christopher Snowdon has skillfully abridged Harris and Seldon's work whilst adding important modern insights. Perhaps the most important of these is his critique of the claim that advertising coerces people into acting against their best interests. He also finds that the modern economic literature largely supports Harris and Seldon's view that advertising facilitates competition and lowers prices. This new study is an important work for all interested in public policy as well as for those studying marketing in business schools or as part of a professional qualification
Agenda for a free society; essays on Hayek's The constitution of liberty by Arthur Seldon( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not from benevolence : 20 years of economic dissent by Ralph Harris( Book )

15 editions published between 1877 and 1977 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Label on cover: Transatlantic Arts, Inc., Levittown, N.Y., sole distributor for the U.S.A. Includes bibliographical references
Hayek's serfdom revisited : essays by economists, philosophers and political scientists on The road to serfdom after 40 years by Norman P Barry( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by economists, philosophers and political scientists on 'the road to serfdom' after 40 years
The Prime mover of progress : the entrepreneur in capitalism and socialism : papers on "The rôle of the entrepreneur"( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is monetarism enough? : essays in refining and reinforcing the monetary cure for inflation by Patrick Minford( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not unanimous; a rival verdict to Radcliffe's on money by Arthur Seldon( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 87-100: Hobson, Oscar: The conduct of monetary policy
Advertising and the public by Ralph Harris( Book )

18 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book and its companion volume Advertising in action have grown out of an earlier work, Advertisng in a free society, which was written in 1958." Includes bibliography
The unfinished agenda : essays on the political economy of government policy in honour of Arthur Seldon by Institute of Economic Affairs (Great Britain)( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Principal writings of Arthur Seldon: p. 151-152
Pricing or taxing? : evidence on charging for local government services invited by the Layfield Committee, and a critique of its report by Ralph Harris( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyman's dictionary of economics by Arthur Seldon( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and Portuguese and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyman's Dictionary of Economics provides over nineteen hundred concise desk encyclopedia-style articles on economic terms and concepts, as well as on significant people working in the field, in plain, nontechnical English. The articles challenge readers' acceptance of the conventional wisdom on such subjects as government intervention in economic matters."--BOOK JACKET
The dilemma of democracy : the political economics of over-government by Arthur Seldon( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxation and welfare : a report on private opinion and public policy by Arthur Seldon( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wither the welfare state by Arthur Seldon( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emerging consensus? : essays on the interplay between ideas, interests and circumstances in the first 25 years of the IEA by Institute of Economic Affairs (Great Britain)( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distributor from label on title page Includes bibliographical references and index
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CapitalismEveryman's dictionary of economicsThe dilemma of democracy : the political economics of over-government
Alternative Names
Arthur Seldon britischer Ökonom

Arthur Seldon Brits econoom (1916-2005)

Arthur Seldon libertarian British economist

Seldon, A.

Артър Селдън