Books

Omnipotent Government The Rise of the Total State and Total War

By Ludwig von Mises
Edited by Bettina Bien Greaves

Economics

Published in 1944, during World War II, Omnipotent Government was Mises’s first book written and published after he arrived in the United States. In this volume Mises provides in economic terms an explanation of the international conflicts that caused both world wars. Although written more than half a century ago, Mises’s main theme still stands: government interference in the economy leads to conflicts and wars. According to Mises, the last and best hope for peace is liberalism—the philosophy of liberty, free markets, limited government, and democracy.

Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973) was the leading spokesman of the Austrian School of economics throughout most of the twentieth century.

Bettina Bien Greaves is a former resident scholar and trustee of the Foundation for Economic Education and was a senior staff member at FEE from 1951 to 1999.

Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

Formats:

 

Misesomnipotent 9780865977549 800h 72

Details

April 2011 | 6 x 9 | 350 pages

Collection: Liberty Fund Library of the Works of Ludwig von Mises

Foreword to the Liberty Fund edition, preface, index.

This site uses local and third-party cookies to maintain your shopping cart and to analyze traffic. If you want to know more, click here. By closing this banner or clicking any link in this page, you agree with this practice.