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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1981 Margit von Mises (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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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 5 stars
By No to Statism on 07-09-18

Unparalleled Refutation of Socialism

Ludwig Von Mises reveals a massive depth and breadth of knowledge in this book. I found it more than interesting that he chose an even and mild tone in his refutation of socialism. Additionally, Bernard Mayes was an excellent choice as the reader! My definite gratitude too Audible for making this volume available.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-16-18

Required reading:

This book goes into extensive detail outlining the history of socialism and the economic reality compared to economic theory.

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