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About meLook up the name "Timothy Wirkman Virkkala" on Amazon. You will find a number of Kindle ebooks with introductory essays by me. Authors include:

Richard Cantillon, economist
Alexis de Tocqueville, sociologist
Lord Acton, historian
Frédéric Bastiat, economist
Yves Guyot, economist
J.S. Mill, philosopher and economist
Henry David Thoreau, essayist
Louis Baudin, economist
J. H. Levy, economist and logician

You can read more about these editions at I have written for Reason, Liberty, and other publications, including the late, great Loompanics Unlimited Catalog.

About my libraryFor years I treated used book stores as a kind of lending library: buy a book, read it, trade the book back for "store credit" (another book or books). This has left me a private library of many books I have yet to read. More recently, I have found myself buying editions of books a second or third time, to read over. Hardly the most economical method of acquiring reading matter. Also: until recently, I rented a fairly large space at low cost, so accumulating books didn't present me quite the disutility such a habit would for others. But now I'm moving my library to my house, and new economies emerge. It may be time to give and sell those books that I value least.

GroupsBallantine Adult Fantasy, Books Compared, Early Reviewers, Ernest Bramah, Philosophy and Theory, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c

Favorite authorsRobert Ardrey, Nicholson Baker, Donald Barthelme, Arnold Bennett, Eugen Böhm-Bawerk, Ernest Bramah, James Branch Cabell, Ronald H. Coase, F. Marion Crawford, Peter De Vries, Lord Dunsany, F. A. Hayek, W. H. Hutt, Israel M. Kirzner, Ludwig M. Lachmann, Lucian, H. L. Mencken, Carl Menger, George Meredith, Ludwig von Mises, Iris Murdoch, Vladimir Nabokov, George Santayana, Nassau William Senior, Herbert Spencer, F. W. Taussig, Jack Vance, Gore Vidal, Voltaire (Shared favorites)


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Currently readingThe Mind and Society (Trattato di Sociologia generale), Vol. 1: Non-Logical Conduct by Vilfredo Pareto
Critique of Interventionism by Ludwig von Mises
Political Economy (Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged): American Science Series, Advanced Course by Francis A. Walker
The Outcome of Individualism: Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged by Joseph Hiram Levy

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