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The Economics of Liberty

The Economics of Liberty

This collection of short, entertaining, and educational articles exposes how government interference with the economy violates individual liberty, leads to inefficiencies, and rewards special interests. This collection appeared in 1991 and it holds up very well. Some people swear that this is one of the best collections ever printed by the Mises Institute.

At $5 for a book of nearly 400 pages, this is a wonderful deal, an excellent introduction to the Mises Institute way of understanding the world. It's not wonder that Roy Childs wrote of this book: "The great virtue of the volume is the excellent interaction between first principles and current events.... rational, zippy, to the point, informative with facts and figures, and based soundly on the first principles of liberty and the free market.... you can take your time reading them, using them as a 'bed book' that you can dip into at will, and learn a lot of information in a short time. And the book sizzles."

Contributors include Murray Rothbard, Walter Block, David Gordon, Robert Higgs, and Tom Bethell.

Publication Information Mises Institute, 1990
Updated 4/25/2013