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Socialism An Economic and Sociological Analysis

By Ludwig von Mises
Translated by J. Kahane
Foreword by F. A. Hayek

Economics Political Thought

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.

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

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Misessocialism 9780913966631 800h 72

Details

Trim size: 6-1/8 x 9

Pages: 596

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

Published: November 1981