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Ludwig von Mises 

 "Freedom enables a man not only to do the good things but also to do the wrong things. But no moral value can be ascribed to an action, however good, that has been performed under the pressure of an omnipotent government." 


 

[Copyright 1980 by Bettina B. Greaves; also available in an offline edition.] 

Foreword 

I. Economic Freedom 

Introduction

1. The Economic Foundations of Freedom 

2. The Individual in Society 

3. The Elite Under Capitalism 

4. The Economic Role of Saving and Capital Goods 

5. Luxuries into Necessities 

6. The Saver as a Voter 

7. The Market and the State 

8. The Outlook for Saving and Investment

9. Inequality of Wealth and Incomes 

 

II. Interventionism 


Introduction

10. The Why of Human Action 

11. Deception of Government Intervention 

12. The Agony of the Welfare State 

13. Wage Interference by Government 

14. Unemployment and the Height of Wage Rates 

15. Wage Earners and Employers 

16. Full Employment and Monetary Policy 

17. Gold versus Paper 

18. Inflation and You 

19. Inflation 

20. Inflation: An Unworkable Fiscal Policy 

21. Socialism, Inflation, and the Thrifty Householder 

22. Inflation Must End in a Slump 

23. The Plight of Business Forecasting 

 

III. Mises As Critic 


Introduction

24. Why Read Adam Smith Today? 

25. The Marxian Class Conflict Doctrine

26. The Marxian Theory of Wage Rates

27. The Soviet System's Economic Failure

28. On Some Atavistic Economic Ideas

29. Capital and Interest: Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk and the Discriminating Reader

30. The Symptomatic Keynes

31. Professor Hutt on Keynesianism

32. The Trade Cycle

33. How Can Europe Survive? 

34. The Economic Point of View

35. Liberty and its Antithesis

36. Man, Economy, and State: A New Treatise on Economics

37. Understanding the Dollar Crisis

38. The Secret of American Prosperity

39. A Dangerous Recommendation for High School Economics

40. Foreign Spokesmen for Freedom

41. Freedom Has Made a Comeback

 

IV. Economics and Ideas


Introduction

42. The Objectives of Economic Education

43. On Current Monetary Problems

44. On the International Monetary Problem

45. Small and Big Business

46. Economics as a Bridge for Interhuman Understanding

47. Economic Freedom in the Present-Day World

 

Additional Books and Articles by Ludwig von Mises 

 

Mises Bibliography 

 

This Mises e-book was prepared by Richard Perry