"Unfortunately, hardly anyone listens to the Economists": The Battle against Socialism by the French Economists in the 1840s. A talk given at the Centre for Independent Studies. [Lecture notes, cartoons, and overheads: PDF version: PDF 6.5 MB] A video of my talk is also available from youtube. The talk lasts for 47 mins. This version is 640x360, [.mov 684.5 MB]. A larger version is also available: 1280x720 [.mp4 432 MB].