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[Image: Photo taken by author of an apple tree in full blossom. Intended for mood and backdrop only.]Meaningful research requires reading and trying to understand what other people think. Every person has something to say, something to add to the puzzle called life. Only through this process of acquiring knowledge do people blossom.

Many or all of the following titles are available somewhere on the web. However, those same documents likely were scanned using optical character recognition (OCR) software and will contain many typographical mistakes. All of the documents offered here have been proofread and edited. Mistakes might remain (I’m only human), but there will be very few compared to those documents derived from OCR scanning.

Additionally, all of the versions offered here have been massaged into a more eye-pleasing format, and then converted to the Adobe PDF document standard. Most of the versions found on the web are not formatted for easier reading. Also, printing a nicely formatted PDF document is far easier than printing an HTML document.

The titles listed are in no way to be construed as necessarily endorsing all the ideas and themes offered by the authors of those books and titles.

Notice: This page probably will always be under construction. In other words, if the title is not hyperlinked then I have not yet created a downloadable document.

Frédéric Bastiat

The Law HTML (one web page) (117 KB)
The Law Zipped PDF (215 KB)

The State HTML (one web page) (30 KB)
The State Zipped PDF (105 KB)

What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen HTML (one web page) (110 KB)
What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen Zipped PDF (241 KB)

William B. Greene

Mutual Banking

Auberon Herbert

The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State

Joshua K. Ingalls

Economic Equities

Sinclair Lewis

It Can’t Happen Here

Thomas Paine

Common Sense

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

What is Property?

Eric Frank Russell

. . . And Then There Were None HTML (184 KB)
. . . And Then There Were None PDF (2.7 MB)
The Great Explosion HTML (one web page) (413 KB)
The Great Explosion HTML (13 web pages)
The Great Explosion PDF (623 KB)

Herbert Spencer

The Right to Ignore the State HTML (one web page) (27 KB)
The Right to Ignore the State Zipped PDF (107 KB)

Lysander Spooner

Constitutional Law, Relative to Credit, Currency, and Banking Zipped PDF (242 KB)

Natural Law Zipped PDF (121 KB)

The Constitution of No Authority

Jonathon Swift

Gulliver’s Travels

Henry David Thoreau

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience HTML (one web page) (56 KB)
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Zipped PDF (119 KB)

Leo Tolstoy

The Kingdom of God is Within You (this is not a religious polemic!)

Mark Twain

The Gilded Age (coauthored with Charles Dudley Warner) Zipped PDF (1.44 MB)

Thorstein Veblen

Voltaire

Candide

Dictionnaire Philosophique

Josiah Warren

Equitable Commerce