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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality
Ludwig Von Mises

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011

The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises is an investigation into the psychological roots of the anti-capitalistic stance that is widespread in segments of the general population of the capitalist world. Von Mises suggests various reasons for this mentality, primarily his claim that free competition in the market economy allows no excuses of one's failures. Rather, he argues, it ...


Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
Ludwig von Mises

Liberty Fund, 2007

In the foreword to Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, Mises explains complex market phenomena as "the outcomes of countless conscious, purposive actions, choices, and preferences of individuals, each of whom was trying as best as he or she could under the circumstances to attain various wants and ends and to avoid undesired consequences." It is individual choices in response to personal subjective value judgments that ultimately ...


Planned Chaos
Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2014

This new edition (completely reset) of Planned Chaos features a new introduction by Chris Westley of Jacksonville State University. The introduction brings this classic up to date - not that it has ever fallen out of date or ever will. The title comes from Mises's description of the reality of central planning and socialism, whether of the national variety (Nazism) or the international variety (communism). Rather than create an orderly society, ...


Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
Ludwig Von Mises

Martino Fine Books, 2012

2012 Reprint of 1949 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "Human Action: A Treatise on Economics" is the first comprehensive treatise on economics written by a leading member of the modern Austrian school of economics. Von Mises contribution was very simple, yet at the same time extremely profound: he pointed out that the whole economy is the result of what individuals do. ...


Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis
Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2011

The cover is from a Greek portrayal of the reality of war -- a fitting portrayal too of life under socialism, in which brute force is the only way to secure control over resources essential to life. This edition is the original as published by Yale University, the edition that introduce to American audiences the first thorough and scientific demolition of what was and is one of the great delusions in the history of the world. This masterwork ...


The Theory of Money and Credit
Ludwig von Mises

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010

Economist and philosopher, Ludwig von Mises present his "Theory of Money and Credit" by first looking at the nature and value of money, why there is a demand for money, and how it is used as currency. He goes on to explain the purchasing power of money and how it determines economic and monetary policy, often in a way that results in financial melt-downs.


Human Action, The Scholar's Edition
Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2010

Human Action  is the most important book on political economy you will ever own. It was (and remains) the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written. This is the Scholars Edition: accept no substitute. You will treasure this volume. The Scholars Edition is the original, unaltered treatise (originally published in 1949) that shaped a generation of Austrians and made possible the ...


Ludwig von Mises

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Based on the original 1962 edition, previously titled The Free And Prosperous Commonwealth: An Exposition Of The Ideas Of Classical Liberalism. Liberalism is an influential book containing economic analysis and an indicting critique of socialism. Starting from the principle of private property, Mises shows how the other classical liberal freedoms follow from property rights and argues that liberalism free of government intervention is required ...


Human Action: The Scholar's Edition
Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2010

The great book first appeared in German in 1940 and then disappeared, only to reappear in English in 1949. It was a sensation, the largest and most scientific defense of human freedom ever published. And now, in 2010, the seemingly impossible has happened: Human Action, the masterwork of the ages, is in a pocketbook edition at a ridiculously low price. History might record that this edition is the one that changed the world. Mises's fantastic ...


Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis
Ludwig von Mises

Liberty Classics, 1981

This book must rank as the most devastating analysis of socialism yet penned. . . . An economic classic in our time. —Henry Hazlitt More than thirty years ago F. A. Hayek said of Socialism: "It was a work on political economy in the tradition of the great moral philosophers, a Montesquieu or Adam Smith, containing both acute knowledge and profound wisdom. . . . To none of us young men who read the book when it appeared was the world ...


Nation, State, and Economy: Contributions to the Politics and History of Our Time (Lib Works Ludwig Von Mises ...
Ludwig von Mises

Liberty Fund, 2006

In 1919, Mises explained how the first World War had come about, distinguishing between nations, states, and economies. Prior to the nineteenth century, the boundaries of a state were determined by conquest, coercion, rulers, and princes; the people had nothing to say in the matter. A nation, composed of persons speaking the same language and to a large extent sharing the same culture, was an essentially neutral concept, in no way ...


The Quotable Mises
Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2005

The Quotable Mises is 300-plus pages of some of the most thrilling words on politics and economics ever written. In some ways, it is the perfect introduction to Mises's thought, something that immediately grabs one's attention and gives a fast and accessible presentation of the range of his ideas. The content is Mises in a brand-new way, in a way that you have never encountered him before. Each page exudes energy and wisdom. After we sent it ...


Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth
Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2012

This is the essay that overthrew the socialist paradigm in economics, and provided the foundation for modern Austrian price theory. When it first appeared in 1920, Mises was alone in challenging the socialists to explain how their pricing system would actually work in practice. Mises proved that socialism could not work because it could not distinguish more or less valuable uses of social resources, and predicted the system would end in chaos. ...


Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays
Ludwig von Mises, Murray N. Rothbard, ...

Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009

New edition with an introduction by Roger Garrison and an index. Booms and busts are not endemic to the free market, argues the Austrian theory of the business cycle, but come about through manipulation of money and credit by central banks. In this monograph, Austrian giants explain and defend the theory against alternatives. Includes essays by Mises, Rothbard, Haberler, and Hayek. In his later years, Professor Haberler distributed many of these ...


Bureaucracy (Lib Works Ludwig Von Mises PB)
Ludwig von Mises

Liberty Fund, 2007

Originally published by Yale University Press in 1944, Bureaucracy is a classic fundamental examination of the nature of bureaucracies and free markets in juxtaposition to various political systems. Bureaucracy contrasts the two forms of economic management—that of a free market economy and that of a bureaucracy. In the market economy entrepreneurs are driven to serve consumers by their desire to earn profits and to avoid losses. In a ...


The Theory of Money & Credit
Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009

Mises wrote this book for the ages, and it remains the most spirited, thorough, and scientifically rigorous treatise on money to ever appear. It made his reputation across Europe and established him as the most important economist of his age. We think this Mises Institute edition is the most beautiful, by far, of any edition in print. It is the first English edition, complete with an explanatory foreword by Murray Rothbard and a preface by ...


Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War (Lib Works Ludwig Von Mises PB)
Ludwig von Mises

Liberty Fund Inc., 2011

Published in 1944, during World War II, Omnipotent Government was Mises's first book written and published after he arrived in the United States. In this volume Mises provides in economic terms an explanation of the international conflicts that caused both world wars. Although written more than half a century ago, Mises's main theme still stands:  government interference in the economy leads to conflicts and wars. According to Mises, the ...


Liberty & Property (Large Print Edition)
Ludwig von Mises

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009

LARGE PRINT EDITION! More at In 1956, the Mont Pelerin Society was entering a difficult period in which its intellectual lights were drifting away from liberalism of the old school. Ludwig von Mises used his speech that year to explain why this was a terrible trend. He didn't rebuke anyone. What he did was back away from the events of the day to provide a sweeping reconstruction of economic history from the ancient world ...


The Theory of Money and Credit
Ludwig von Mises

Skyhorse Publishing, 2013

“It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments.” – from The Theory of Money and Credit Originally published in 1912, Ludwig von Mises’s The Theory of Money and Credit remains today one of economic theory’s most influential and controversial treatises. Von ...


Planning for Freedom: Let the Market System Work (Lib Works Ludwig Von Mises PB)
Ludwig von Mises

Liberty Fund, 2008

In this anthology, Mises offers an articulate and accessible introduction to and critique of two topics he considers especially important: inflation and government interventionism. According to Mises, inflation, that is monetary expansion, is destructive; it destroys savings and investment, which are the basis for production and prosperity. Government controls and economic planning never accomplish what their proponents intend. Mises ...



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