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David Ramsay Steele is the author of Orwell Your Orwell: A Worldview on the Slab (a study of George Orwell's beliefs), Atheism Explained: From Folly to Philosophy (a popular exposition of atheism and From Marx to Mises: Post-Capitalist Society and the Challenge of Economic Calculation (an exposition of the economic calculation problem). Since 1985, he has been Editorial Director of Open Court Publishing Company. In 1997, he co-wrote with Michael R. Edelstein Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, a psychological self-help book based on Albert Ellis's rational emotive behavior therapy. In 2013, he co-wrote with Michael R. Edelstein and Richard K. Kujoth Therapy Breakthrough: Why Some Psychotherapies Work Better than Others, a study of cognitive-behavioral therapy arguing for its superiority to psychodynamic therapy. From 1963 to 1973, Steele was a member of the Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB).[1][2] In 1970, he became aware of the historical debate over economic calculation and between 1970 and 1973 underwent an intellectual conversion from SPGB Marxism to libertarianism. He later co-founded the Libertarian Alliance and in 1982 would be identified with one of the two factions that resulted in the split of the group.

WorksEdit

  • "Smash Cash", Oz, issue 17 (December 1968) [1].[1]
  • "Posing the Problem: The Impossibility of Economic Calculation Under Socialism", Journal of Libertarian Studies v5 #1 ( Winter 1981) pp 7–22 [2].
  • "The Failure of Bolshevism and Its Aftermath", Journal of Libertarian Studies v5 #1 ( Winter 1981) pp 99–111 [3].
  • "Attempted Theft of an Organisation", The Journal of the Libertarian Alliance v3 #3 (1983) PDF.
  • "The Irrationality of Planning", Critical Review v1 #2 (1987).
  • "Hayek's Theory of Cultural Group Selection", Journal of Libertarian Studies v8 #2 (Summer 1987) pp 171–95 PDF.
  • Karl Marx: Das Kapital: From Capitalist Exploitation to Communist Revolution|Great Economic Thinkers: Karl Marx – Das Kapital, from Capitalist Exploitation to Communist Revolution (sound recording, 1988).
  • "How We Got Here", Critical Review v2 #1 (1988).
  • From Marx to Mises: Post-Capitalist Society and the Challenge of Economic Calculation (1992).
  • "Partial Recall", Liberty v7 #3 (1994).
  • "Why Stop at Term Limits?", National Review v47 #17 (1995).
  • "Nozick on Sunk Costs", Ethics v106 #3 (1996).
  • "Between Immorality and Unfeasibility: The Market Socialist Predicament", Critical Review v10 #3 (1996).
  • Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by Michael R. Edelstein (with Steele, 1997).
  • "Yes, Gambling Is Productive and Rational", Liberty (1997), reprinted in A Rhetoric of Argument by Jeanne Fahnestock and Marie Secor.
  • "The Strange Life of Murray Rothbard", Liberty (2000).
  • "Alice in Wonderland: A Review of The Passion of Ayn Rand by Barbara Branden", Free Life (2001) PDF.
  • "The Mystery of Fascism", Liberty (2001) PDF.
  • "Porn, Rape and Justice" (15 April 2001) PDF.
  • Genius – In their Own Words: The Intellectual Journeys of Seven Great 20th-Century Thinkers (editor, 2002).
  • "An Unexpected Discovery", Liberty v16 #7 (2002).
  • “Ayn Rand and the Curse of Kant”, Liberty v16 #8 (2002).
  • "The Sacred Element", Liberty v17 #3 (2003).
  • “My Orwell Right or Wrong”, Liberty v17 #5 (2003).
  • “Wasn't It a Little Crowded on that Grassy Knoll?”, Liberty v17 #11 (2003).
  • "Life, Liberty, and the Treadmill", Liberty (2005) PDF.
  • "Why and When Should We Rely on Scientific Experts?" in Heldke et al., The Atkins Diet and Philosophy (2005).
  • "Marxism" in Tom Flynn (ed), The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief (2007).
  • "Marx, Karl Heinrich" in Tom Flynn (ed), The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief (2007).
  • Steele, David Ramsay (2008). "Orwell, George (1903–1950)". The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; Cato Institute. pp. 366–368. doi:10.4135/9781412965811.n224. ISBN 978-1412965804. LCCN 2008009151. OCLC 750831024.
  • Atheism Explained: From Folly To Philosophy (2008).
  • Therapy Breakthrough: Why Some Psychotherapies Work Better than Others (co-authored with Michael R. Edelstein and Richard K. Kujoth, 2013).
  • "Will Emerging Media Create a Collective Mind?" in Juliet Floyd and James E. Katz, eds., Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application (2016).
  • "What Follows from the Nonexistence of Mental Illness?" in Jeffrey A. Schaler, Henry Zvi Lothane, and Richard E. Vatz, eds., Thomas S. Szasz: The Man and His Ideas (2017).
  • Orwell Your Orwell: A Worldview on the Slab (2017).
  • "How I Could Have Made Hillary President" in Daniel Yim, Galen Foresman, and Robert Arp (eds) Scott Adams and Philosophy: A Hole in the Fabric of Reality (2018).
  • "Is It a Fact that Facts Don't Matter?" in Daniel Yim, Galen Foresman, and Robert Arp (eds) Scott Adams and Philosophy: A Hole in the Fabric of Reality (2018).
  • "Scott Adams and the Pinocchio Fallacy" in Daniel Yim, Galen Foresman, and Robert Arp (eds) Scott Adams and Philosophy: A Hole in the Fabric of Reality (2018).

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