Socialism

An Economic and Sociological Analysis Ludwig von Mises’s Socialism is the most important critical examination of socialism ever written. Socialism is most famous for Mises’s penetrating economic calculation argument. The book contains much more however. Mises not only shows the impossibility of socialism: he defends capitalism against the main arguments socialists and other critics have […]

Human Action

The masterpiece 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. As is well known, Mises’s book is the best defense of capitalism ever written. It covers basic economics through the most advanced […]

My Years with Ludwig von Mises

A moving account of her life with “Lu,” from their first days in Vienna to his death in New York in 1973. The reader learns that Mises was a warm and gentle husband, in addition to being a great mind. The author reports interesting anecdotes on various encounters with famous economists and philosophers, both in […]

Money, Method, and the Market Process

by Ludwig von Mises This volume might be called the Mises Reader, for it contains a wide sampling of his academic essays on money, trade, and economic systems. Some of them, like “Observations on the Cooperative Movement,” have not been published previously. Others, like “The Idea of Liberty Is Western,” have already made their mark on […]

On Equality and Inequality

This article is excerpted from chapter 14 of Money, Method, and the Market Process, edited by Richard M. Ebeling. It was originally published in Modern Age (Spring 1961).] by Ludwig von Mises The doctrine of natural law that inspired the 18th century declarations of the rights of man did not imply the obviously fallacious proposition that all men are […]

What is Austrian Economics?

Josey’s note: I’m not sure who the actual author to this piece is but I found it at: Ludwig Von Mises web site. The Austrian School The story of the Austrian School begins in the fifteenth century, when the followers of St. Thomas Aquinas, writing and teaching at the University of Salamanca in Spain, sought […]