Monday, August 27, 2007

Four books from Mises.org

note: I recently finished reading the following four books ...

Here are four great books to add to your reading list from the Ludwig von Mises Institute: The Free Market and Its Enemies:Pseudo-Science, Socialism and Inflation, lectures by Ludwig von Mises; Economics and the good life: essays on political economy by Bertrand de Jouvenel; Capital and Production by Richard von Strigl; and The Failure of the "New Economics": An Analysis of Keynesian Fallacies by Henry Hazlitt.


The Failure of the "New Economics": An Analysis of Keynesian Fallacies is as fresh today as when it was written 50 years ago. The fallacies of Keynes never seem to go away. In fact, they continue to drive government policy. This despite Hazlitt's clear refutation of Keynesian economics. Read and arm yourself against the ideas that are still taught to our children.










Economics and the good life: essays on political economy is a very interesting read on "the good life." That said, I do not agree with de Jouvenel on every matter, though he is certainly thought-provoking.











Capital and Production is a detailed analysis of the role of capital in any economy. Strigl will guide you through the Austrian view of capital with just a few errors. Despite the errors, the reader will learn the intertwining complexities of the various forms of capital. And, the reader will come away understanding that no central planning agency -- or local, state, or federal agency -- can ever direct an economy; other than one bound for starvation and deprivation of course.









The Free Market and Its Enemies ... lectures by Mises ... what more needs to be said ;-)











These books and many others are available at
The Store on Mises.org.

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