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Freeing the Market from Unfree Minds

A new book explores the long evolution of the free market economy, arguing it is more myth than fact. The problem is: The author is no economist, and so his facts are more myth than reality.

Free Market: The History of an Idea by Jacob Soll, a professor of history, philosophy, and accounting, attempts to trace the philosophical and theoretical evolution of the free market over 2,000 years. But a century-by-century account would prove tedious if for no other reason that Soll begins his history lesson by discounting free market thinkers and free markets altogether.

Read the full article at the Acton Institute