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Introduction to Bureaucracy

  • Bureaucracy by Ludwig von Mises

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05/02/1944Ludwig von Mises

Mises's introduction includes five parts:

  1. The Opprobrious Connotation of the Term Bureaucracy
  2. The American Citizen’s Indictment of Bureaucratism
  3. The "Progressives'" View of Bureaucratism
  4. Bureaucratism and Totalitarianism
  5. The Alternative: Profit Management or Bureaucratic Management

Narrated by Millian Quinteros. 


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.

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