Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

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Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

Format:  Paperback,

224 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Dec 1988

ISBN-13: 9780517548233

ISBN-10: 0517548232

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A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitt's "Economics in One Lesson" is a classic economic primer. But it is also much more, having become a fundamental influence on modern "libertarian" economics of the type espoused by Ron Paul and others.
Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the "Austrian School," which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of "The Freeman" magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote "Economics in One Lesson," his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy.
Many current economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of "Economics in One Lesson." Hazlitt's focus on non-governmental solutions, strong -- and strongly reasoned -- anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make "Economics in One Lesson," every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.


Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Dec 1988
ISBN-13: 9780517548233
ISBN-10: 0517548232
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.45
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Rated 5 out of 5 Must read! Economics in One Lesson was originally written in @ 1946. I read that version (from the library). I was born in 1953. I thought "no politician has read this book since before I was born!" This should be a 'must read' for High School and/or College students - AND anyone who has already been there/done that! Fundamental economics are so misunderstood by Americans and this book helps one learn them. NOT a textbook! Great read. I have read the 1946 and this edition a few times now. This edition includes mistakes we've made since the first edition! I give copies to many people each year and this is a GREAT price! 07/19/2010
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