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The Outlaw John Locke is published!

by John MacBeath Watkins

Long-time followers of this blog will know that I've been working on a book about liberalism for several years. It is now available on Kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LC6Y934/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb
This is a book on political economy, about the most successful large Utopian experiment ever attempted, liberal democracy.
None of America's founding fathers would have called themselves capitalists, because capitalism was in its gestation while liberalism was already producing revolutions. The Ur text of capitalism, The Wealth of Nations, was published in 1776, and I would say that capitalism was not fully developed as an ideology until the marginal revolution of the 1870s, when it finally got a working value system. Liberalism became complete as an ideology with the publication of A Letter Concerning Toleration and Two Treatises of Government, both by John Locke, in 1689.
Locke fled England in 1683, a wanted man. He had been implicated in the Rye Hous…

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