Economics in One Lesson

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Three Rivers Press, 1979 - Business & Economics - 218 pages
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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.

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Good economic intro. - Goodreads
Best book for an overview of economics ever! - Goodreads
Easy to read and understand. - Goodreads
I love the accessible writing. - Goodreads
Third, Hazlitt's prose is gorgeous. - Goodreads
This is a lucid and concise introduction to economics. - Goodreads
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As an economics major, this was too repetitive/basic. That said, the book does a great job at plainly explaining many economic fallacies consistently misused by media and government.
I think a
much more brief and contemporary worded version would be an excellent contribution to modern politics.  

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Basically, this book is all about one thing: government's ineffective, destructive attempts to interfere with the free market. Attempts to create jobs, save industries, regulate housing, impose price ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION
7
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
9
THE LESSON
13
Copyright

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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 important libertarian publication.  Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal text on free market economics, in 1946, bringing his ideas and those of the so-called Austrian School to the American scene. His work has influenced the likes of economist Ludwig von Mises, novelist and essayist Ayn Rand, and 2008 Libertarian Party Presidential nominee and congressman, Ron Paul. Hazlitt has been cited as one of the most influential literary critics and economic writers of his time.

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