Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thoughts so far on Human Action by Mises

My single greatest leap into our movement has been my attempt to understand on the intellectual level what it is we are fighting for. I've read many of Ron Paul's books and a history book on the Federal Reserve by Rothbard but nothing that is considered scholarly writings. My adventure has thus started with Human Action which is an economic treatise. Here's the link to the free ebook offered from the Mises Institute, which offers most of their books for free in this format to help spread the knowledge. Now on the book itself- It was written in the 40s so a lot of the words are dictionary needing. But other than that it's not hard to read and for a book on economics it is not dry at all. Mises has slowly evolved through the book going through explaining what human action is in the context of praxeology to how and why society has actually evolved to economic calculations. It's been a beautiful transition from each of these topics as well as mixing them together to get the overall understand to just how all are necessary in an economic society. I'm not even a third of the way through this book so there's much to come, if you have any questions let me know!

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