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    Dr. Herbener,

    I would like to get a better understanding of the forces that impel individuals to exchange with one another. I understand the law of association is a big part of this, but I was wondering if you could recommend a few sources that you think explain this best…namely, why, in the absence of some obstruction, will individuals inevitably be drawn to one another for exchange purposes. For example, I recall reading a portion of Theory and History (I think) that was absolutely fascinating where Mises uses the law of association to explain the origin of civilization as well as some other really profound insights…this is along the lines of what I’m hoping to understand better. Thank you so much, this is a big help.


    Here is Mises in Human Action on human cooperation:

    Also, Frederic Bastiat is a great champion of social cooperation, although he focuses on why the interest of classes in society are harmonious.

    And here is Guido Hulsmann on Bastiat:

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