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Source of Economic Growth: The talk and the Book

Dale B. Halling’s new book Source of Economic Growth is now available.  This book examines the two most important questions in economics: 1) What is the source of real per capita economic growth, and 2) What caused the industrial revolution? The industrial revolution is important, because it is the first time any large group of people escape subsistence living (Malthusian Trap) and their incomes start to grow. By examining these econgrowth.smallquestions, the book devises a science of economics that is consistent with natural rights, the founding of the United States, and is tied to the biological reality of life.

Mr. Halling gave a related talk at Atlas Summit 2015 entitled The Source of Economic Growth.  No school of economic thought is consistent with Objectivism, which is why Ayn Rand, in the very first sentences of “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal”, said “This book is not a treatise on economics. It is a collection of essays on the moral aspects of capitalism.” Patent attorney and novelist Dale Halling proposes a science of economics that is consistent with Rand’s philosophy. The path to that understanding of economics results from examining the source of real per capita increases in wealth, which puts man’s mind at the center of economics. No other school of economics puts emphasis on man’s mind, which is one reason why Rand had a tenuous relationship with even free market economists.

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September 1, 2015 Posted by | -Economics, -Philosophy, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Halling's Talk at Atlas Summit 2014: Why John Galt is an Inventor

I spoke at Atlas Summit 2014 in June in New Hampshire.  Click here to see my talk.  I have a related blog post Why Rand Choose Inventor as Galt’s Profession.

September 3, 2014 Posted by | News, Patents | , , , | 2 Comments

Halling asked to Speak at Atlas Summit 2014

Dale B. Halling, author of Pendulum of Justice  (with his wife Kaila) and The Decline and Fall of the American Entrepreneur, has been asked to speak at the Atlas Summit 2014.  The topic of his talk will be “Why did Rand Choose Inventor as Galt’s Profession?”

Abstract

Why did John Galt say “I was an inventor.  I was one of a profession that came last in human history and will be first to vanish on the way back to the sub-human?”  Today, there is an all-out attack on inventors.  Effective property rights for inventors are relatively new, dating from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.  Currently, patent rights are under assault from all ends of the political spectrum and almost everywhere around the world.  Was Rand wrong when she said, “Patents … are the legal implementation of the base of all property rights.”

February 12, 2014 Posted by | News | , , , , | 4 Comments