Money, Method, and the Market Process

Money, Method, and the Market Process : Essays by Ludwig von Mises

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hen my husband died in 1973 I had to go through his W papers. Some of them were still in manuscript form and had never before been published. I selected several of these, plus a number of other articles that had appeared in periodicals but were no longer in print. This book is the result. At my request Richard Ebeling wrote an introduction which he has done in great detail. The depth of Ebeling's understanding of my husband's work is certainly apparent in his writing. I am pleased to have the Ludwig von Mises Institute present this volume to the public. Margit von Mises New York City September 1989 vii Introduction I I n the 1920s and the 1930s, Ludwig von Mises was recognized as one of the leading economic theorists on the European Conti- nent. I F. A. Hayek has said that Mises's critique of the possibilities for economic calculation under socialism had "the most profound impression on my generation . . . . To none of us '" who read [his] book [Socialism] when it appeared was the world ever the same again. ,,2 Lord Lionel Robbins, in introducing the Austrian School literature on money and the trade cycle to English-speaking readers in 1931, emphasized the "marvelous renaissance" the "School of Vienna" had experienced "under the leadership of . . . Professor Mises.
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  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 33mm | 408.24g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1990 ed.
  • XXVI, 326 p.
  • 0792391160
  • 9780792391166

Table of contents

Method.- 1. Social Science and Natural Science.- 2. The Treatment of "Irrationality" in the Social Sciences.- 3. Epistemological Relativism in the Sciences of Human Action.- Money.- 4. The Position of Money among Economic Goods.- 5. The Non-Neutrality of Money.- 6. The Suitability of Methods of Ascertaining Changes in Purchasing Power for the Guidance of International Currency and Banking Policy.- 7. The Great German Inflation.- 8. Senior's Lectures on Monetary Problems.- Trade.- 9. The Disintegration of the International Division of Labor.- 10. Autarky and its Consequences.- 11. Economic Nationalism and Peaceful Economic Cooperation.- 12. The Plight of the Underdeveloped Nations.- Comparative Economic Systems.- 13. Capitalism versus Socialism.- 14. On Equality and Inequality.- 15. The Clash of Group Interests.- 16. A Hundred Years of Marxian Socialism.- 17. Observations on the Russian Reform Movement.- 18. Observations on the Cooperative Movement.- 19. Some Observations on Current Economic Methods and Policies.- Ideas.- 20. The Role of Doctrines in Human History.- 21. The Idea of Liberty is Western.
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