Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism

Education in the Marketplace

An Intellectual History of Pro-Market Libertarian Visions for Education in Twentieth Century America

Authors: Currie-Knight, Kevin

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    • Highlights the continued relevance of ideas about markets in education
    • Examines the impact these libertarian thinkers had on education policy
    • Presents the arguments for markets in education

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This book offers an intellectual history of the libertarian case for markets in education. Currie-Knight tracks the diverse and evolving arguments libertarians have made, with each chapter devoted to a different libertarian thinker, their reasoning and their impact. 

What are the issues libertarians have had with state-controlled public schooling? What have been the libertarian voices on the benefits of markets in education? How have these thinkers interacted with law and policy? All of these questions are considered in this important text for those interested in debates over market mechanisms in education and those who are keen to understand how those arguments have changed over time. 

About the authors

Kevin Currie-Knight is Teaching Assistant Professor at East Carolina’s College of Education, USA. His research, focusing on history, philosophy, and the politics of education, includes numerous articles arguing for markets in education. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Currie-Knight, Kevin

    Pages 1-22

  • Albert Jay Nock: Pessimism About Education by State or Market

    Currie-Knight, Kevin

    Pages 23-39

  • Frank Chodorov: Consumer Sovereignty, Markets in Education, and “A School on Every Corner”

    Currie-Knight, Kevin

    Pages 41-57

  • Ayn Rand: Isabel Paterson, Private Education for a Free Society, and Education for Galt’s Gulch

    Currie-Knight, Kevin

    Pages 59-75

  • Murray Rothbard: Separating Education and the State Beyond Left and Right

    Currie-Knight, Kevin

    Pages 77-97

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11778-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11777-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education in the Marketplace
Book Subtitle
An Intellectual History of Pro-Market Libertarian Visions for Education in Twentieth Century America
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11778-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11778-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11777-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 210
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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