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 […]

Individualism and Economic Order

If you are looking to acquaint yourself with F.A. Hayek‘s perspective on economic theory–beyond his business cycle and monetary studies of the interwar years–this is the best source. The collection appeared in 1947, before he moved on toward broader culturaland social investigations. It contains his most profound work on the liberal economic order, and his […]

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 […]