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"A magnificent job of theoretical exposition."
“I strongly recommend that every American acquire some basic knowledge of economics, monetary policy, and the intersection of politics with the economy. No formal classroom is required; a desire to read and learn will suffice. There are countless important books to consider, but the following are an excellent starting point: The Law by Frédéric Bastiat; Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt; What has Government Done to our Money? by Murray Rothbard; The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek; and Economics for Real People by Gene Callahan.
If you simply read and comprehend these relatively short texts, you will know far more than most educated people about economics and government. You certainly will develop a far greater understanding of how supposedly benevolent government policies destroy prosperity. If you care about the future of this country, arm yourself with knowledge and fight back against economic ignorance. We disregard economics and history at our own peril.”
—Ron Paul, Senator from Texas
Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an important libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal text on free market economics, in 1946, bringing his ideas and those of the so-called Austrian School to the American scene. His work has influenced the likes of economist Ludwig von Mises, novelist and essayist Ayn Rand, and 2008 Libertarian Party Presidential nominee and congressman, Ron Paul. Hazlitt has been cited as one of the most influential literary critics and economic writers of his time.See all Product Description
good read. Helpful towards a thorough understanding of the subject.Published 2 months ago by Catherine Fu
The content is great. I can understand this book easily. Recommended.Published 4 months ago by Katherine
There was writing and highlighting in the book from the previous owner. It was a mild annoyance, but didn't affect the quality of the read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard
Hands down the best book on economics. It was life changing for me. Easy to read, easy to understand, no math or statistics, just logic. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brent McCulloch
A concise summary of how legislation and the outcome of ithe legislation sometimes differ in practise from the intended purpose.Published on Feb. 24 2013 by Richard Birkill
This book is a fantastic introduction to economics. The language is in plain spoken terms. The issues covered by Hazlitt are everyday events, that anyone can relate too. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2013 by Patrick Sullivan
I have no background in economics, so this book was very helpful. I feel as though I gained a grounding in the area and a much better understanding of the world! Read morePublished on June 7 2011 by noahky
This is a simple, but amazingly profound, mind blowing introduction to some basic economic principles. Read morePublished on May 8 2009 by Mark Nenadov
Henry Hazlitt's book starts with a single lesson-that economics means looking beyond the immediate effects of any act or policy to the consequences of it for everyone. Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by Paula L. Craig