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This book must rank as the most devastating analysis of socialism yet penned. . . . An economic classic in our time.

—Henry Hazlitt

More than thirty years ago F. A. Hayek said of Socialism: "It was a work on political economy in the tradition of the great moral philosophers, a Montesquieu or Adam Smith, containing both acute knowledge and profound wisdom. . . . To none of us young men who read the book when it appeared was the world ever the same again."

This is a newly annotated edition of the classic first published in German in 1922. It is the definitive refutation of nearly every type of socialism ever devised. Mises presents a wide-ranging analysis of society, comparing the results of socialist planning with those of free-market capitalism in all areas of life.

Friedrich Hayek's foreword comments on the continuing relevance of this great work: "Most readers today will find that Socialism has more immediate application to contemporary events than it had when it first appeared."

Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973) was the leading spokesman of the Austrian School of Economics throughout most of the twentieth century. He earned his doctorate in law and economics from the University of Vienna in 1906. In 1926, Mises founded the Austrian Institute for Business Cycle Research. From 1909 to 1934, he was an economist for the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. Before the Anschluss, in 1934 Mises left for Geneva, where he was a professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies until 1940, when he emigrated to New York City. From 1948 to 1969, he was a visiting professor at New York University.

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More than thirty years ago F.A. Hayek said of Socialism: "It was a work on political economy in the tradition of the great moral philosophers, a Montesquieu or Adam Smith, containing both acute knowledge and profound wisdom. . . . To none of us young men who read the book when it appeared was the world ever the same again." This is a newly annotated edition of the classic first published in German in 1922. It is the definitive refutation of nearly every type of socialism ever devised. Mises presents a wide-ranging analysis of society, comparing the results of socialist planning with those of free-market capitalism in all areas of life.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 543-554) and index.

Table of Contents

Editorial Foreword ix

Introduction 1

 

PART I. Market Socialism and the Socialist Calculation Debate

One

The Nature and History of the Problem 53

Addendum:  Review of Planwirtschaft und Verkehrswirtschaft 79

Foreword to Brutzkus, Economic Planning in Soviet Russia 84

Two

The Present State of the Debate 89

Three

Socialist Calculation:  The Competitive Solution 117

Four

The Economics of Planning 141

PART II. The Economics and Politics of War

Five

Pricing versus Rationing 151

Six

The Economy of Capital 157

Seven

Documents Relating to the War 161

PART III. Planning, Freedom, and the Politics of Socialism

Eight

Freedom and the Economic System 181

Nine

Freedom and the Economic System [1939] 189

Ten

Planning, Science, and Freedom 213

Eleven

The Intellectuals and Socialism 221

Appendix 

Hayek's Reviews of the Literature 239

Editor's Acknowledgements 255

Name Index 257

Subject Index 261

Product Details

ISBN:
9780913966631
Author:
Mises, Ludwig
Publisher:
Liberty Fund
Translator:
Kahane, J.
Foreword by:
Hayek, Friedrich A. Von
Foreword:
Hayek, Friedrich A. Von
Author:
MISES, LUDWIG VON
Author:
Von Mises, Ludwig
Location:
Indianapolis :
Subject:
Socialism
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Lib Works Ludwig Von Mises PB
Series Volume:
no. 39
Publication Date:
19811131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
596
Dimensions:
9 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
17-UP

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