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LUDWIG VON MISES (1881-1973) 
Chronological Bibliography

1955

ARTICLES:

"Inequality of Wealth and Incomes." Ideas on Liberty, No.1. Irvington, N.Y.: Foundation for Economic Education. (May 1955)83-88. Reprinted in Essays on Liberty,III. Irvington, N.Y.: Foundation for Economic Education. (1958)123-31. 

Spanish translation: "Desigualdad de riquezas e ingresos." Ideas Sobre la Libertad. Buenos Aires: Centro de Estudios Sobre la Libertad. 2:6(October 1960)5-9; also in Tópicos de Actualidad. Guatemala: Centro de Estudios en Económico-Sociales. 2:31(November 1, 1961).
Reprinted: "For a Free Economy." The Washington World (September 11, 1962)8-9. Included in Economic Freedom and Interventionism.

OTHER:

"Government vs. Liberty." The Freeman. Irvington New York. 5:9(March 1955)394-96. Praises Philip Cortney's The Economic Munich (New York: Philosophical Library, 1949) for its Austrian explanation of the Great Depression. Cortney, a businessman and private scholar, was a friend of Mises.

"The Green-Eyed Monster." The Freeman. Irvington New York. 5:17(November 1955)745-47. Praises William E. Rappard, The Secret of American Prosperity (New York: Greenburg, 1955), for recognizing the importance of capital investment in causing the high incomes of American workers. Rappard, a Swiss scholar, offered Mises his position at the Graduate School of Intemational Studies, Geneva, 1934-1940. Included in Economic Freedom and Interventionism.

"Explodes Unification Fallacy." Christian Economics. New York. 7:20(November 15,1955)3. Reviews favorably Hans F. Sennholz, How Can Europe Survive? (Princeton, New Jersey: D. Van Nostrand, 1955). Sennholz correctly opposes governmental policies that result in greater control of the economy, made in the guise of promoting European unification. True peace depends on the adoption of the free market. Mises for much of his career critically sympathized with the Pan-Europe Movement of Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalerghi. Included in Economic Freedom and Interventionism.

"Ein Brief an den Herausgeber"[Letter to the Editor] Monatsblätter für freiheitliche Wirtschaftspolitik. 7 (November 1955)392-93. Editor Muthesius had asked permission to reprint the chapter on cartels and monopoly in Liberalism.


1956  Fiftieth Anniversary of Mises' Doctorate. 

BOOKS:

The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality. Mises' theory as to why capitalism is so widely misunderstood nowadays and, hence, feared and rejected. He argues that disgruntled intellectuals who fail to attain their ambitions envy successful entrepreneurs and blame capitalism for their frustrations. Economic theory is interwoven with Mises' interpretation and value judgment based on his understanding. more 

The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality Princeton: D.Van Nostrand Co., 1956.
British edition. The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality London: Macmillan, 1956.
Swedish translation: Den antikapitalistika mentaliteten. Translated by Lennart Thureson. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur, 1957.
Spanish translation: La Mentalidad Anticapitalista. Translated by J. Reig. Included "Estudio preliminar" [Introductory Discussion] Valencia: Fundación Ignacio Villalonga: Biblioteca de Estudios Ecónomicos, 1957.
German translation: Die Wurzeln des Anti-Kapitalismus [The Roots of Anti-Capitalism]. Translated by Stephen Frowen. Frankfurt am Main: Fritz Knapp, 1958.
Argentine reprint of 1957 Spanish translation: La Mentalidad Anticapitalista. Buenos Aires: Fundación Bolsa de Comercio, n.d.,(1961?).
Reprinted in full(pp. 323-383) in Omnibus Volume 6. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Conservative Book Club, n.d.,(1966?). Reprint of 1956 edition. Enlarged edition with addenda. South Holland, Ill.: Libertarian Press, 1972.
Second edition of 1958 German translation: Die Wurzeln des Anti-Kapitalismus. New foreword by Peter Muthesius. Frankfurt am Main: Fritz Knapp, 1979.
Portuguese translation: A Mentalidade Anticapitalista. Translated by Carlos dos Santos Abreu. Rio de Janeiro: José Olympio; Instituto Liberal, 1988.
Italian translation: La Mentalità Anticapitalistica. Translated by Elda Guglielmetti. Edited by Lorenzo Infantino. Rome: Armando, 1988.
Reprint containing Mises' text only; omits addenda to 1972 edition. Spring Mills, Pa.: Libertarian Press, 1990.
Polish translation: Mentalnosc Antykapitalistyczna. Translated by Jan M. Malek. Warsaw: Wydawnictwa Niepodleglosc, 1991.
Russian translation(1992)
Russian translation by Boris Pinsker published together with Pinsker's Russian translations of Bureaucracy and Planned Chaos. Moscow(Russia): Catallaxy, 1993.
Czech translation: Antikapitalistická Mentalita. Translated by Jirí Pilucka. Prague(Czech Republic): Obcansky Institut, 1994.

ARTICLES:

"Luxuries into Necessities." Newsletter. New York University Graduate School of Business Administration. 1:4(Spring 1956)3. The capitalist market is often criticized for extravagant luxuries produced for the rich. If desired by the masses, these soon appear in low-priced versions. 

Slightly edited version in The Freeman. Irvington, N.Y. 6:8(August 1956)31.
Spanish translation: "Lujos Que Se Convierten en Necesidades." Hoja de Información Económica. Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales y Económicas). 12:288(May 15, 1967);reprinted in Mercurio (Buenos Aires); also in Espejo. Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales y Económicas). 1:7(September 15, 1960)56-57.
Included in Economic Freedom and Interventionism.

"The Plight of Business Forecasting." National Review. 1:20(April 4, 1956)17-18. Forecasts of business activity, in contrast to economic laws, are not a matter of science. They depend upon entrepreneurial judgments. So-called laws predicting the course of future prices are in fact mere records of past data. By themselves they are useless. 

Reprinted in National Review Reader (Bookmailer, N.Y., 1957).
German translation: "Falsche Propheten." Monatsblätter für freiheitliche Wirtschaftspolitik. 7(July 1956)398-401.
Included in Economic Freedom and Interventionism.

"Freedom and Government." The Freeman. Irvington, N.Y. 6:11(November 1956)62-64. Reprinted in Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (November 28, 1956)28.

OTHER:

"Facts about the 'Industrial Revolution'." Extract from Human Action. 1st ed.,613-19; 2nd ed.,618-24, 3rd ed.617-23. 

Reprinted in The Freeman. Irvington, N.Y. 6:2(February 1956)48-55; also in Essays on Liberty,IV. (Foundation for Economic Education, 1958. 158-70.
Spanish translation: "Hechos Acerca de la Revolución Industrial." Mercurio (Buenos Aires): also in Temas Contemporáneos (Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales y Económicas). 4:45(September 1, 1958).
Reprinted in Free Market Economics: A Basic Reader. Bettina Bien Greaves, compiler. Irvington, N.Y.: Foundation for Economic. (1975)257-61.
Also in Free Markets or Famine. V. Orval Watts, ed. Midland, Mich.: Ford Press, 1967. 107-14; revised ed. (1975)117-24.
Portuguese translation: "A Verdade Sôbre a Revoluçao Industrial." Sao Paulo (Brazil) Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudos Sociais,(1964).
Spanish translation: "Consideraciones en Torno a la más Popular Interpretación de la 'Revolución Industrial'." Clásicos Contemporáneos (Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico, Caracas). 1(June 1985).

1957

BOOKS:

Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution. A critique of ideas of Karl Marx, his philosophy of history and his dialectical materialism. An examination of the methodological differences between economics (praxeology), based on reason and logic, and history, based on "understanding." more 

Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957.
Spanish translation: Teoría e Historia. Translated by Jorge Gómez de Silva. Mexico: Ediciones Colofón, 1964.
Reprint of 1957 edition. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, 1969.
Chinese translation by K.C. Kan. Taipei, Taiwan: Lion Book Co., 1971.
Spanish translation: Teoría e historia. Translated by Rigoberto Juárez-Paz. Madrid: Unión Editorial, 1975.
Reprint of 1957 edition. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1984. (Series: History and Historiography, edited by Robin Winks).
Reprint of 1957 edition with a new Preface by Murray N. Rothbard. Auburn, Al.: Ludwig von Mises Instute, 1985.

ARTICLES:

"Der Sparer als Wahler" [The Saver as a Voter]. Zeitschrift für das gesamte Kreditwesen. 10:1(January 1, 1957)24-25. English translation by Bettina Bien Greaves in Economic Freedom and Interventionism.

"Vollbeschäftigung und Währungspolitik" [Full Employment and Monetary Policy]. Schweizer Monatshefte. 36:10(January 1957)745-51. Contrary to Keynesian ideas, a policy of government spending is unnecessary to create full employment. Keynesian policy is inflationary and works only through futile attempts to fool workers as to their real wage rates. 

English translation: National Review. 3:25(June 22, 1957)589-91.
Reprinted in Indian Libertarian (Research Department, R.L. Foundation). 5:14(September 15, 1957)A-C as Supplement No. 7.
Included in Economic Freedom and Interventionism.

"Die Wahrheit über den Interventionismus" [The Truth About Interventionism]. Monatsbätter für Freiheitliche Wirtschaftspolitik. 3:10(October 1957)599-607. 

Norwegian translation: "Den økonomiske frihet I våre dager." Farmand. 62:51-52(December 21, 1975)31-39.

"Die Rolle der Vorstellung vom Volkseinkommen in der Weltpolitik" [The Role of the National Income Concept in World Policy]. Wirtschaftsfragen der freien Welt: Festgabe zum 60. Geburtstag von Bundeswirtschaftsminister Ludwig Erhard. [The Free World's Economic Problems: Festschrift on the Occasion of the 60th Birthday of West German Economic Minister Ludwig Erhard]. Erwin von Beckerath, Fritz W. Meyer, Alfred Müller-Armack, eds. Frankfurt/M: Fritz Knapp Verlag, 1957. 502-06.

"Het Staatsingrijpen Interventionisme en zign Gevolgen" [Government Interventionism and its Consequences]. Burgerrecht (September 21 & 28, 1957)6-7,8, respectively. Dutch translation of Mises' Amsterdam(September 16, 1957) address. 

Reprinted (pp.5-22), together with Dutch translation of "Wages, Unemployment and Inflation."(pp.23-37) in a pamphlet. Amsterdam: Civitas Humana, (1959).

1958

ARTICLES:

"Wages, Unemployment and Inflation." Christian Economics. 10:5(March 4, 1958)1,3. There is a direct connection between minimum wage legislation and inflation. Unions press for minimum wage legislation to secure better wages for their members. Their gains come at the expense of non-unionized workers who become unprofitable to employ at the new wage levels. Because the unemployment that would otherwise result is politically intolerable, the government resorts to inflation. 

Reprinted as "The Economics and Politics of My Job: Wages, Unemployment, and Inflation." The Freeman. Irvington, N.Y. 8:5(May 1958)15022. and as a pamphlet. Foundation for Economic Education,(n.d.).
Reprinted in Essays On Liberty, V. Foundation for Economic Education, 1958. 25-37.
Included in Planning for Freedom.
Reprinted in Christian Economics. New York. 19:19(October 17, 1967)1,4.
Reprinted again in The Freeman. Irvington, N.Y. 25:9(September 1975)529-36.
Reprinted as part of Manufacturing Studies Course MFG 105: "Corporate Problems in the National Economy" (General Electric)A-25 - A-28.
Reprinted in Free Market Economics: A Basic Reader. Bettina Bien Greaves, compiler. Irvington, N.Y.: Foundation for Economic Education. (1975)122-25.
Spanish translation: "Implicaciones Económicas y Políticas del Empleo: Salarios, Desempleo, Inflación." Temas Contemporáneos (Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales y Económicas). 4:52(April 1, 1959).
Spanish translation: "Implicaciones Económicas y Políticas del Salarios, Desempleo e Inflacion." Topicos de Actualidad. Guatemala: Centro de Estudios en Económico-Sociales. 1:4(January 15, 1960); reprinted, Topicos de Actualidad 21:459(April 1, 1980)43-53.
Spanish translation Salarios, Desocupación e Inflacion." Ideas Sobre la Libertad. Buenos Aires: Centro de Estudios Sobre la Libertad. 2:5(June 1960)6-13.
Spanish translation "Salarios, Desocupación e Inflacion." Bogota, Colombia: Fundación para Estudios sobre la Libertad, (n.d.)
Also reprinted as "Salarios, Desempleo e Inflacion." Ideas Sobre la Libertad. Buenos Aires: Centro de Estudios Sobre la Libertad. 18:32(June 1976)25-32.
Dutch translation: "Lonen, Werkloosheid en Inflatie," in a pamphlet, together with Dutch translation of Mises' address "Het Staatsingrijpen Interventionisme en zign Gevolgen" Burgerrecht (September 21 & 28, 1957)6-7,8. Amsterdam Civitas Humana, (1959).
Dutch translation reprinted later: Burgerrecht. 16:724(November 25, 1961)3.

"Prólogo." Gustavo R. Velasco's Libertad y Abundancia. Mexico: Editorial Porrua, 1958. xv-xviii.

OTHER:

"Economic Freedom in the Present Day World." USA: An American Magazine of Fact and Opinion. New York. 5:1(January 17, 1958)1-5. In 1938 at the instigation of French philosopher Professor Louis Rougier, a conference was held on economic freedom. Later meetings were prevented by World War II. In 1957, Centre Paul Hymans' chairman Paul Hatry proposed a similar conference. French economist Jacques Rueff queried the 1938 participants planning to attend the 1957 gathering. This article is Mises' response. 

First published in French: "La liberté économique dans le monde actuel." Travaux du Colloque International du Libéralisme Économique, Ostend, September 10-13, 1957(Brussels: Éditions du Centre Paul Hymans)267-78.
Condensed in Christian Economics. New York. 10:19(October 14, 1958)1,3.
Spanish translation: "La Libertad Económica en el Mundo Actual" Buenos Aires: Centro de Difusión de la Economía Libre.(1959); Reprinted in Revista Defensa Nacional. Buenos Aires. 1:2(May-August 1962)42-47; also in Espejo. Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales y Económicas). 8:65(May-June 1967)25-37.
Included in Economic Freedom and Interventionism.

"Liberty and Property." Paper presented at Mont Pèlerin Society, September 8, 1958 (Princeton, N.J.). The Commercial and Financial Chronicle. 188:1675(October 23, 1958). Mises regards the idea of liberty for the masses as arising only with the onset of capitalism. Before that, elites viewed themselves in opposition to the masses. Under capitalism, production is controlled by consumers. Socialists, ignoring this, endorse dictatorship and a return to the earlier form of elitism. 

Italian translation: "Libertà e Proprietà." Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali. 5:11(1958).
Spanish translation: "Libertad y Propiedad." Ideas Sobre la Libertad. Buenos Aires: Centro de Estudios Sobre la Libertad. 1:2(April 1959)13-26.
Dutch translation of excerpt: "Vrijheid en Welvaart" [Freedom and Welfare]. Burgerrecht. 16:728(December 30,1961)7.
Excerpt: The Free Market Reader. Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. ed. Auburn, Al.: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1988. 56-61.
Reprinted as a pamphlet. Auburn, Al.: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1988.
Excerpts: The Free Market. Auburn, Al.: Ludwig von Mises Institute, (October 1987). 1-2,6-7.
Reprinted with "Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism," Foreword by Thomas J. DiLorenzo. Auburn, Ala: Praxeology Press/Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1992.

1959

ARTICLES:

"Capital and Interest: Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk and the Discriminating Reader." The Freeman, Irvington, N.Y. 9:8(August 1959)52-54. A review of the English translation by Hans F. Sennholz and George D. Huncke of the 1922 edition of Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk's 3-volume Capital and Interest (South Hollan, Ill.: Libertarian Press, 1959). Praises Bohm-Bawerk's work as an indispensable guide to capital theory. The demolition of competing interest theories in the first volume, e.g., the exploitation theories of Johann Rodbertus and Marx, should especially be studied. The section on "Value and Price" offers a demonstration of economic reasoning at its best. 

Reprinted in The Exploitation Theory of Socialism-Communism. 3rd rev. ed. South Holland, Ill.: Libertarian Press, 1975. Appendix.
Included in Economic Freedom and Interventionism.

"The Soviet System's Economic failure." New York World-Telegram and Sun (October 5, 1959)31,34. Written as guest columnist for Lawrence Fertig. 

Spanish translation: "Fracaso Económico del Sistema Soviético." Ideas Sobre la Libertad. Buenos Aires: Centro de Estudios Sobre la Libertad. 2:4 (December 1959)16-18.
Dutch translation: "De mislukking van Rusland's economische politiek." Burgerrecht: Special edition, 1959-1960. 13:630(December 31, 1959)19.
Included in Economic Freedom and Interventionism.

"Liberalismus: (II) Wirtschaftlicher Liberalismus" [Economic Liberalism]. Handwörterbuch der Sozialwissenschaften. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer, 1959. No.23. 596-603.

"Markt" [The Market]. Handwörterbuch der Sozialwissenschaften. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer, 1959. No.27. 131-36.

OTHER:

"Undeveloped Countries." The Mount Pèlerin Quarterly 1:1(April 1959)19-21. Governmental aid as a means of promoting economic development is futile: it leads only to waste and mismanagement. Only an increase in investment can raise the economic level of the underdeveloped world. These countries must maintain a free market to encourage such investment.

Comments in a "Symposium on Keynes." Christian Science Monitor. Second Section,(September 11, 1959)9.

"Bemerkungen über die ideologischen Wurzeln der Währungskatastrophe von 1923" [Remarks on the Ideological roots of the 1923 Monetary Catastrophe]. Freundesgabe zum 12. Oktober 1959 für Albert Hahn. [Friendly presentation on occasion of Hahn's 70th birthday]. Frankfurt am Main: Fritz Knapp Verlag, 1959. 54-58. Discusses the causes of the German hyperinflation of 1923. Governmental inflationary policy, rather than the activities of speculators, was the culprit.

"The Plight of the Underdeveloped Nations." n.d. MSS found among Mises' papers possibly written in connection with the September 1958 Mont Pèlerin meeting at Princeton, N.J. when Mises spoke briefly on the subject. See "Undeveloped Countries" above. First published in Money, Method, and the Market Process.

Six lectures(June 1959) presented in Argentina under the auspices of the Centro de Difusión de la Economía Libre (later the Centro de Estudios Sobre la Libertad). Newspaper accounts about his lectures wire published at the time in the Argentine press, see La Prensa, "Books and Articles About Mises: 1959." The lectures themselves were published posthumously as Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow (1979).

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