Ludwig Von Mises

  • by Eamonn Butler
  • Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach
  • 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises is increasingly recognized as one of the most important originators of modern economic thought. This book studies his ideas in a clear and systematic way and pulls out from Mises's own writings the main themes of his work. Mises's central theme is an emphasis on microeconomics. All real economic decisions, he insists, are taken by particular people at particular times and places; the motivating forces, therefore, are personal and psychological. In this view, economics is not a science at all, but a discipline more like mathematics or geometry. Its principles are deduced not by observation and experiment, but from certain axiomatic facts about the nature of human choice. This basic insight allows Mises to study important topics such as entrepreneurship and competition in new and fruitful ways.

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"Riggenbach, a radio announcer and longtime voiceover artist, has an engaging, authoritative voice." (Talking Book Review)

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An economic giant for the rest of us...

This book is a thoroughly outstanding explanation of the work of Ludwig von Mises. Butler takes Mises' complex work and translates it into a very readable presentation of ideas. It's a great complement to F.A. Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom." I recommend it to those who are interested in why the Obama administration's policies and stimulus efforts are slow to impact the recession and return us to prosperity. The basics laid out in this book give great insights into how we got into the current economic mess. Considering that, it also gives strong cues as to how to get us on the path to long term economic strength.
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- Kent

Plays to Fast

This recording plays fast. It is a good book but there is something wrong with the recording that makes this a difficult one tolisten to.
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.