Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Must have, can have

Mises128th

If you’ve been meaning to buy books from the Mises Store, then now’s your chance.  In honour of the 128th birthday of Ludwig Von Mises, one of the twentieth-century’s most successful economists in terms of his explanatory power – explaining all the economic disasters of the last hundred years well before they happened* – the Mises Store is offering 15% off, for the next two days only.

So rattle your dags and improve your economic education. If you’re new to it all, then you’ll probably want to start with something off these two lists:

And if that’s all beyond your budget even at 15% off, then take advantage of the huge collection of free books on PDF, which includes pretty much every essential book in the canon of Austrian economics. Use the store (or my ‘recommended reading list’) as a guide, download them to your computer and you’ve got the makings of your own portable economics library!

*PS: If you want to test that claim, the books you need are Socialism, The Causes of the Economic Crisis, Planning for Freedom, The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle, and The Theory of Money & Credit, which between them (and in advance) explained the disaster of fiat money, the German hyperinflation, the economic crash of the thirties, the post-war bureaucratisation of the west, the stagflation of the seventies, the collapse of socialist Eastern Europe in the late eighties, and the results (which we’re all now ‘enjoying’) of Alan Greenspan putting rocket fuel into the US economy. Or read Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism to see where and when and why he said it all.

Fill your boots up!

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