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This page comprises a list of books related to economics. Many of the books were carried by the “CCI Bookshelf.” The alcove in the lexture room where Galambos kept the books which were for sale to students.

A few of the books listed here were not carried by the CCI Bookshelf when I handled the business for Galambos. Such as Economics in One Lesson. And especially The Richest Man in Babylon. Which was the “course textbook” for V–30.

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  1. Economics in One Lesson - Hazlitt
  2. Human Action - von Mises
  3. Socialism - von Mises
  4. The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality - von Mises
  5. Theory of Money and Credit - von Mises
  6. Planned Chaos - von Mises
  7. Value and Price - Böhm–Bawerk
  8. Capital and Interest - Böhm–Bawerk
  9. Richest Man in Babylon (Paperback) - Clason
  10. Richest Man in Babylon (Audio CD) - Clason
  11. America's Great Depression - Rothbard
  12. What Has Government Done to Our Money? - Rothbard
  13. The Case Against the Fed - Rothbard
  14. Private property in land explained: Some new light on the social order and its mode of operation - Heath
  15. Principles of Economics - Menger
  16. Carl Menger and His Legacy in Economics - Caldwell (Editor)
  17. Problems of economics and sociology - Menger
  18. Economics in One Lesson 50th Anniversay Edition - Hazlitt
  19. The Foundations of Morality - Hazlitt
  20. Thinking as a Science - Hazlitt
  21. Rules for living: The ethics of social cooperation - Hazlitt
  22. Man vs. the welfare state - Hazlitt
  23. The Inflation Crisis, and How to Resolve It - Hazlitt
  24. The Failure Of The "New Economics - Hazlitt
  25. Conquest of Poverty - Hazlitt
  26. What you should know about inflation - Hazlitt
  27. From Bretton Woods to World Inflation - Hazlitt
  28. The Great Idea - Hazlitt
  29. Life and death of the welfare state - Hazlitt
  30. The Wisdom of Henry Hazlitt - Sennholz
  31. Economics in One Lesson - Hazlitt (MP3 Audio Edition)

Economics in One Lesson  A Galambos favorite
by Henry Hazlitt
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Here is a case in which the spoken-word leads to better memory retention than the written version did—for this reviewer, anyway. Hazlitt was a remarkably lucid writer, and this short book is justly regarded as a classic introduction to the dismal science of economics. But it comes across even better in Jeff Riggenbach's interpretation. Riggenbach has a knack for making routine discursive sentences come alive. It's not that he's effusive or histrionic, but that his presentation suits the material; he could be a college professor lecturing, the kind of lecturer who really can teach. He sounds reasonable, engaging and thoroughly likeable. D.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition (Click on the link to view that book).

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A simple, straightforward analysis of economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy.

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Human Action
by Ludwig von Mises
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This is a cause for celebration!

For several years, Laissez Faire Books has been attempting to arrange for a paperback edition of Ludwig von Mises's masterpiece, Human Action. Although Human Action was first published in 1949 (a German-language edition, Nationaloekonomie, was published in 1940, then completely rewritten in English), no paperback edition has ever been permitted by its publishers. Now, after literally years of negotiations, we are proud to announce the first paperback edition, thus potentially making it available to a much wider audience.

Its place in history:
Why is Human Action so important? Why has it been revered and honored ever since it was first published? Why is it regarded both as an historic classic and a contemporary masterpiece, by virtually every friend of liberty who has read it? To answer these questions is to understand the special place in history of Ludwig von Mises, and the special place in the body of his works of this truly magnificent achievement.

Our century has properly been called the Era of Statism. In our time, every known form of statism has been tried, from Communism to Fabian Socialism to Fascism, military dictatorships, neomercantilist states, revived monarchies, theocracies, national socialism, and the welfare state-- you name it. That's because by the turn of the century, Classical Liberalism--with its advocacy of individualism, private property, laissez faire capitalism, free trade and limited government--had been soundly defeated by its numerous adversaries. By the eve of the first World War, scarcely a single intellectual figure survived to champion these splendid ideals. And no wonder, for under the constant assaults of all varieties, Classical Liberalism had been badly damaged. It needed to be reconstructed if it was to survive at all.

It was then that one young man, working virtually alone, burst on the scene with a new vision of Classical Liberalism. He had flirted with a mild version of socialism, rejected it, and gone on to reason his way to a more consistent and rigorous case for capitalism than anyone had ever before set forth.

His masterpiece:
His name was Ludwig von Mises, and he was the fountainhead of the Renaissance of Capitalism. Throughout his long life Mises was a man with a mission, and he came closer to realizing it than we have any right to expect from a mere mortal. His ambition was to completely reconstruct economics along the lines hinted at by his mentor, Carl Menger, and then to rebuild a foundation for the defense of capitalism. In successfully doing so, he became one of the great benefactors of modern civilization.

Mises produced many great works, but Human Action was his masterpiece. Late in life according to his wife Margit, Mises would often sit holding the book, thumbing through it, with a quiet sense of pride. Its subtitle is "A Treatise on Economics," but we have to remember that, for Mises, economics encompassed virtually all of "human action." Thus this mild-mannered treatise often burst its bounds, taking in the theory of knowledge and other profoundly important philosophical issues, the nature of man, points in anthropology, the higher reaches of political theory, the grand sweep of history, and crucially important issues of the day. And—oh, yes—economics itself, from the ground up. In its scope and sweep, no other twentieth century work in the social sciences can touch it.

A masterful edifice:
Why is Human Action called a "treatise?" Because it begins by establishing certain basic principles and proceeds by building an entire edifice on them, block by block. Some people have found the opening couple of chapters difficult and intimidating, because they deal with technical issues of methodology in the social sciences. Go ahead and skip them the first time around if you like—they'll make more sense on a later reading. And the rest of the book is crystal clear on its own terms.

Mises begins quickly enough with the basic principles of human action as purposeful behavior, how we rank values, establish ends and means, and engage in productive work to achieve our goals. He moves on to analyze the nature of social cooperation, criticize the collectivist concept of society, and establish the principles behind the division of labor, the law of association, and exchange. We learn how money develops, and how it functions as an aid to cognition. Then he explicates the basic principles underlying the market economy, the nature of prices and indirect exchange, the advanced money economy, exchange through time, and the origins of interest, rent and profit.

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Socialism
by Ludwig von Mises, Ludwig von Mises
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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality
by Ludwig Von Mises
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Professor von Mises searches for the roots and consequences of the common anti-capitalist bias. What makes so many people unhappy in the private property order? It is precisely the fact that it grants to everyone the opportunity to secure maximum income and obtain the most desirable position. In such a system, the failures need a scapegoat. People whose ambitions have not been fully satisfied and whose dreams are not fully realized blame the system. Frustrated intellectuals, writers, and literati become vocal foes of the system.

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Theory of Money and Credit
by Ludwig Von Mises, H. E. Batson (Translator), Ludwig von Mises, H.E. Batson
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Planned Chaos
by Ludwig Von Mises
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An essay on the destruction of individual liberty by totalitarian ideologies.

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Value and Price (Capital and Interest Extract) (Paperback)
by Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk

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Value and Price is an extract from the Positive Theory. It builds a framework for market economics, for it is through value and price that the people give purpose and aim to the production process. Regardless of their motivation, whether material or ideal, noble or base, the people judge goods and services according to suitability for the desired objectives. People ascribe value to consumer goods and thus determine prices; according to Von Bohm-Bawerk irrefutable "imputation theory," they also indirectly determine the prices of all factors of production, and the income of every member of the market economy. An important basic text for every student of economics.

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Text: English, German (translation)

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Capital and Interest; A critical history of economical theory, (Reprints of economic classics) (Unknown Binding)
by Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk
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Richest Man in Babylon
by George S. Clason
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Richest Man in Babylon Audio CD
by George S. Clason
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America's Great Depression (Hardcover)
by Murray N. Rothbard
"Study of business cycles must be based upon a satisfactory cycle theory…"

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Applied Austrian economics doesn't get better than this. Murray N. Rothbard's America's Great Depression is a staple of modern economic literature and crucial for understanding a pivotal event in American and world history.

The Mises Institute edition features, along with a new introduction by historian Paul Johnson, top-quality paper and bindings, in line with the standard set by The Scholars Edition of Human Action.

Since it first appeared in 1963, it has been the definitive treatment of the causes of the depression. The book remains canonical today because the debate is still very alive.

Rothbard opens with a theoretical treatment of business cycle theory, showing how an expansive monetary policy generates imbalances between investment and consumption. He proceeds to examine the Fed's policies of the 1920s, demonstrating that it was quite inflationary even if the effects did not show up in the price of goods and services. He showed that the stock market correction was merely one symptom of the investment boom that led inevitably to a bust.

The Great Depression was not a crisis for capitalism but merely an example of the downturn part of the business cycle, which in turn was generated by government intervention in the economy. Had the book appeared in the 1940s, it might have spared the world much grief. Even so, its appearance in 1963 meant that free-market advocates had their first full-scale treatment of this crucial subject. The damage to the intellectual world inflicted by Keynesian- and socialist-style treatments would be limited from that day forward.

About the Author
Murray N. Rothbard, the author of 25 books and thousands of articles, was a historian, philosopher, and dean of the Austrian School of economics. The S.J. Hall Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he was also Academic Vice President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Ala.

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What Has Government Done to Our Money? (Paperback)
by Murray N. Rothbard "Few economic subjects are more tangled, more confused than money…"

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Rothbard's most famous monetary essay has appeared in multiple editions and influenced two generations of economists, investors, and businessmen. After presenting the basics of money and banking theory, he traces the decline of the dollar from the 18th century to the present, and provides lucid critiques of central banking, New Deal monetary policy, Nixonian fiat money, and fixed exchange rates. He also provides a blueprint for a return to a 100 percent reserve gold standard.

About the Author
Murray N. Rothbard, the author of 25 books and thousands of articles, was a historian, philosopher, and dean of the Austrian School of economics. The S.J. Hall Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he was also Academic Vice President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

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The Case Against the Fed (Paperback)
by Murray N. Rothbard "By far the most secret and least accountable operation of the federal government is not, as one might expect, the CIA, DIA, or some other…"

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The most powerful case against the American central bank ever written. This work begins with a mini-treatment of money and banking theory, and then plunges right in with the real history of the Federal Reserve System. Rothbard covers the struggle between competing elites and how they converged with the Fed.

Rothbard calls for the abolition of the central bank and a restoration of the gold standard. His popular treatment incorporates the best and most up-to-date scholarship on the Fed's origins and effects.

About the Author
Murray N. Rothbard, the author of 25 books and thousands of articles, was a historian, philosopher, and dean of the Austrian School of economics. The S.J. Hall Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he was also Academic Vice President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

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Private property in land explained: Some new light on the social order and its mode of operation (Unknown Binding)
by Spencer Heath
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Politics versus proprietorship;: A fragmentary study of social and economic phenomena with particular reference to the public administrative functions ... proprietorship as a creative social agency, (Unknown Binding)
by Spencer Heath
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Progress and poverty reviewed and its fallacies exposed (Unknown Binding)
by Spencer Heath
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Principles of Economics
(Institute for Humane Studies Series in Economic Theory)
by Carl Menger
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Principles of Economics ushered in modern economics. Principles not only revolutionized value, price, and marginal utility theories, but it was also used as the primary textbook by several generations of Austrian students and scholars, including Ludwig von Mises and F. A. von Hayek. No economist's library is complete without a copy of this classic work. New printing in 1994!

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Carl Menger and His Legacy in Economics
/Annual Supplement to Volume 22, History of Political Economy
(Annual Supplement to History of Political Economy) (Hardcover)
by Bruce J. Caldwell (Editor)

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Problems of economics and sociology:
(Untersuchungen über die Methode der Socialwissenschaften und der politischen Oekonomie insbesondere)
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by Carl Menger

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Economics in One Lesson:
50th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)
by Henry Hazlitt

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This 50th-anniversary edition of Hazlitt's million-selling volume has been updated to include current statistics and an introduction by presidential aspirant Steve Forbes. This lay reader's guide has a place in all collections. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book has been the springboard from which millions have come to understand the basic truths about economics--and the economic fallacies responsible for inflation, unemployment, high taxes, and recession. H.L. Mencken called Hazlitt "one of the few economists in human history who could really write." Nobel Laureate F.A. Hayek hailed this book as "a brilliant performance."

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The Foundations of Morality
by Henry Hazlitt
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Thinking as a Science (Paperback)
by Henry Hazlitt

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1916. Mr. Hazlitt, journalist, literary critic, economist, philosopher, was one of the most brilliant public intellectuals of our century. At the age of 20, when he finally got a job at the Wall Street Journal as a stenographer, he had already finished his first book, Thinking as a Science. Contents: The Neglect of Thinking; Thinking with Method; A Few Cautions; Concentration; Prejudice and Uncertainty; Debate and Conversation; Thinking and Reading; Writing One's Thoughts; Things Worth Thinking About; Thinking as an Art; and Books on Thinking

Comment by William W Morgan
My remembrance is that when Hazlitt decided he wanted ot be a writer her understood that he must be able to think clearly to write clearly. So he decided that his first book must be on the art of clear thinking. Realizing that the teacher—in this case the writer—must always know more than the student. Or the reader.

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Rules for living: The ethics of social cooperation (Unknown Binding)
by Henry Hazlitt

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I had never heard of this title before. But based on his brand name I would be interested in knowing what he has to say on the subject…

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Man vs. the welfare state (Unknown Binding)
by Henry Hazlitt

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The Inflation Crisis, and How to Resolve It: Second Edition : Second Edition (Paperback)
by Henry Hazlitt

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An excellent volume by an eminent journalist and author which presents a history of inflation, an explanation of its causes, an analysis of the misconceptions and fallacies that prevail about it, the outlook for more of it, and advice regarding what the reader can and cannot do to protect himself or herself against it. The author recognizes the strength of the political forces that continue it, and the urgent need of the re-establishment of an international gold standard. A first-rate analysis for everyone seeking protection against the consequences of inflation. Originally published by Arlington House in 1978.

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Henry Hazlitt has served as literary editor and writer at such periodicals as the "Wall Street Journal, New York Evening Post, New York Herald, The Sun, The Nation" and the "New York Times." He was Associate Editor at "Newsweek" and writer of the column "Business Tides," a syndicated columnist for the "Los Angeles Times Syndicate," and co-founder and co-editor with John Chamberlin of "The Freeman." He is also the author of numerous books in economics

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The Failure Of The "New Economics (An Analysis of The Keynesian Fallacies) (Hardcover)
by Henry Hazlitt (Author)

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A penetrating critical analysis, chapter-by-chapter and theorem-by-theorem. Hazlitt challenges every leading Keynesian tenet. Not only professional economists but everyone concerned with a basic understanding of the way our economy operates will want to read this book.

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Conquest of Poverty (Paperback)
by Henry Hazlitt

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Capitalist production, not government programs, has been the real conqueror of poverty.

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What you should know about inflation (Unknown Binding)
by Henry Hazlitt

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From Bretton Woods to World Inflation
by Henry Hazlitt
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The Great Idea (Hardcover)
by Henry Hazlitt (Author)

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Life and death of the welfare state (Unknown Binding)
by Henry Hazlitt

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The Wisdom of Henry Hazlitt (Paperback)
by Hans F. Sennholz (Editor)

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A collection of some of the most incisive Hazlitt articles and essays prepared by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).

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Economics in One Lesson: Library Edition [MP3 AUDIO] (MP3 CD)
by Henry Hazlitt, Jeff Riggenbach (Narrator)

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