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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 material. Reading this book is the best way you could ever dream up to learn economics. Every attempt to study economics should include a thorough examination of this book.
- Foreword to the 4th Edition by Bettina Bien Greaves
- Foreword to the 3rd Edition by Ludwig von Mises
- Part One: Human Action
- Part Two: Action Within the Framework of Society
- Part Three: Economic Calculation
- Part Four: Catallactics or Economics of the Market Society
- Part Five: Social Cooperation Without a Market
- Part Six: The Hampered Market Economy
- Part Seven: The Place of Economics in Society