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    DescriptionA 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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    Title
    Economics in One Lesson #
    Subtitle
    The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry Hazlitt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 218
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780517548233
    ISBN 10: 0517548232
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC subject category V2: KC
    DC21: 330
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 330
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    DC22: 330
    Libri: I-BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27830
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HB171 .H445 1979, HB171.H445
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Three Rivers Press
    Publication date
    14 December 1988
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "A magnificent job of theoretical exposition." --Ayn Rand "I strongly recommend that every American acquire some basic knowledge of economics, monetary policy, and the intersection of politics with the economy. No formal classroom is required; a desire to read and learn will suffice. There are countless important books to consider, but the following are an excellent starting point: "The Law" by Frederic Bastiat; "Economics in One Lesson" by Henry Hazlitt; "What has Government Done to our Money?" by Murray Rothbard; "The Road to Serfdom" by Friedrich Hayek; and "Economics for Real People" by Gene Callahan. If you simply read and comprehend these relatively short texts, you will know far more than most educated people about economics and government. You certainly will develop a far greater understanding of how supposedly benevolent government policies destroy prosperity. If you care about the future of this country, arm yourself with knowledge and fight back against economic ignorance. We disregard economics and history at our own peril." --Ron Paul, Senator from Texas
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    A simple, straightforward analysis of economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy.