I am interested in any quality books on the subject of the Roman Empire from an Austrian perspective. Anyone have recommendations?
Debasement of currency, price fixing, political corruption, war, et cetera.
I'm not sure of any specific books however I subscribe to the view that it fell due to military and economic overstretch as is the case with all great powers. With expansion came increased taxes and inflation. Also great sums were spent on giving bread to the poor which added to the economic chaos.
Sorry, it's been years since my last post to this forum. Have to get used to the protocols. Stay off the "quick reply"
There is an extensive article
here. . I give a critique here
The New Deal in Old Rome? Although that book is pre-Austrian.
The fallacies of intellectual communism, a compilation - On the nature of power
I don't know any books on this subject. However there's a mp3 accompanied with a transcript of Joseph R. Peden's lecture "Inflation and the Fall of the Roman Empire," given at the Seminar on Money and Government in Houston, Texas, on October 27, 1984. I've listend to it and he gives some interesting insight on monetary policies in the R.E.
Mises had some analysis of it in HA.
I second the New Deal in Old Rome, as it is the closest "book" your will find.
New Deal in Old Rome
New Deal in Old Rome (PDF)
"Anarchism misunderstands the real nature of man. It would be practicable only in a world of angels and saints" - Ludwig von Mises