Economic Policy

Economic Policy

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Ludwig von Mises was the leading exponent of the Austrian School of economics throughout most of the twentieth century. He has long been regarded as a most knowledgeable and respected economist, even though his teachings were generally outside the mainstream. He wrote twenty-five books and hundreds of articles on human action, free markets, and political economy.

Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow presents six concise essays that offer a coherent view of Mises's economic thought. Originally given as a series of lectures in Argentina in 1959, these pieces were designed for an audience unfamiliar with freedom of the market or individual freedom. Mises used accessible language and homespun examples to describe the truths he had observed about capitalism, socialism, interventionism, inflation, foreign investment, and economic policies and ideas. These essays could be used as a brief introductory course in economics or an overview of Mises's thought for the more advanced reader.

Economist Fritz Machlup praises the book as a work that “fully reflects the author's fundamental position for which he was—and still is—admired by followers and reviled by opponents…While each of the six lectures can stand alone as an independent essay, the harmony of the series gives an aesthetic pleasure similar to that derived from looking at the architecture of a well-designed edifice.”

As a resident scholar and trustee of the Foundation for Economic Education, Bettina Bien Greaves has written and lectured extensively on topics of free market economics. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Human Events, Reason, and The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty. A student of Mises, Greaves has become an expert on his work in particular and that of the Austrian School of economics in general. She has translated several Mises monographs, compiled an annotated bibliography of his work, and edited collections of papers by Mises and other members of the Austrian School.

Title:Economic Policy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780895268990
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    Economic Policy Reviews

  • David Mears

    A short overview of liberal (in the classical sense) economic policies, the arguments for the same, and against socialist policies. Originally a series of lectures given in Argentina in 1958, the argu...

  • Jairo Fraga

    Very easy and chill reading.Mises put it simple, easy to the layman to grasp all the concepts. The lessons are about capitalism, socialism, government intervention, inflation, external investment and ...

  • Dody Eid

    A nice series of lectures highlighting basic economic principles that get lost in modern day policy conversations. I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in economics or Philosophy!...

  • Luke

    Four important points:First, the application of price controls is not what caused the fall of the Roman Empire.Second, socialism is not just "economic powers given to the state." If this were the case...

  • Fbio Rachid

    Incredibly light and quick to read and, at the same time, filled with easily understandable knowledge about Economics, History and Politics.Also explains misconceptions about capitalism and debunks ma...

  • Pel?da

    The book was very harsh on socialistic tendencies. It criticized anti-capitalistic tendencies using historic examples. The foundation of the whole book was to make points that capitalism is and was b...

  • Josiah Edwards

    A clear and concise evaluation of some basic economic and political systems and practices. Complete with examples, explanations, and even a positive outlook for the future of this country. Approachabl...

  • Blint Tborszki

    This is the book I always recomment to anyone interested in economics. It is a fantastic layman's introduction to the workings of the market economy and of government intervention; in my humble opinio...

  • Diogo Mello

    It's a really good book. Gave some perspective about the matter (capitalism, socialism, etc.) that I didn't have. ...

  • Pedro Jorge

    Excellent little book, written for the general public.I might try to edit this one here in Portugal!...