Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

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Human Action Audiobook

Human Action

Tags Austrian Economics Overview

12/31/2014Ludwig von Mises

Human Action is Mises's great treatise on political economy. It is the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written.

This audiobook is narrated by Jeff Riggenbach. The full text is available online here.

Download the complete audiobook (71 MP3 files) here.

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Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises was the acknowledged leader of the Austrian school of economic thought, a prodigious originator in economic theory, and a prolific author. Mises's writings and lectures encompassed economic theory, history, epistemology, government, and political philosophy. His contributions to economic theory include important clarifications on the quantity theory of money, the theory of the trade cycle, the integration of monetary theory with economic theory in general, and a demonstration that socialism must fail because it cannot solve the problem of economic calculation. Mises was the first scholar to recognize that economics is part of a larger science in human action, a science that he called praxeology.