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Author: Ludwig von Mises Narrator: Bernard Mayes Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781483073064
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Published in 1922 during those dark and dreary years of socialism's near-complete triumph, Socialism stunned the socialist world. Mises has given us a profoundly important treatise that assaults socialism in all its guises, a work that discusses every major aspect of socialism and leaves no stone unturned. A few of the numerous topics discussed include the success of socialist ideas; life under socialism: art and literature, science and journalism; economic calculation under socialism; the ideal of equality; and Marx's theory of monopolies.

With this monumental work, Mises laid the foundations for free society. Socialism has influenced scores of influential thinkers, including Friedrich Hayek, Ayn Rand, and Milton Friedman. It is read over and over again today, all over the world, inspiring throngs of new defenders of freedom.

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  • “This book must rank as the most devastating analysis of socialism yet penned…An economic classic in our time.”

    Henry Hazlitt

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 11/18/2013

    " I've yet to meet a person who advocated socialism after reading this book. For a shorter critique of the problems of calculation, Mises also wrote "Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth", which is also quite good, but significantly shorter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 9/8/2013

    " Devastating critique of not just Socialism, but statism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 11/30/2012

    " Exceptional, a must read for every aspiring economist. My words would not do Mises justice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordi | 11/13/2012

    " One of the cornerstones of the Austria School of Economics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 11/9/2012

    " This is a good introduction to Austrian Economics. Mises is among my favorite economist because he is very his arguments are practical and expressed in a logical, accessable to anyone platform. Read this book...or atleast parts of it (Its super long). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naddahnyll | 10/9/2012

    " An amazing book. Herr Von Mises does an excellent job explaining this complex subject. I could go on and on but I won't. "

About the Author

Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973) earned his doctorate in law and economics from the University of Vienna in 1906. In 1926, Mises founded the Austrian Institute for Business Cycle Research. From 1909 to 1934, he was an economist for the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. Before the Anschluss, in 1934 Mises left for Geneva, where he was a professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies until 1940, when he emigrated to New York City. From 1948 to 1969, he was a visiting professor at New York University.

About the Narrator

Bernard Mayes is a teacher, administrator, corporate executive, broadcaster, actor, dramatist, and former international commentator on US culture. He is best known for his readings of historical classics.