Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis

Socialism An Economic and Sociological Analysis This book must rank as the most devastating analysis of socialism yet penned An economic classic in our time Henry HazlittMore than thirty years ago F A Hayek said of Socialism It was a work on politi

This book must rank as the most devastating analysis of socialism yet penned An economic classic in our time Henry HazlittMore than thirty years ago F A Hayek said of Socialism It was a work on political economy in the tradition of the great moral philosophers, a Montesquieu or Adam Smith, containing both acute knowledge and profound wisdom To none ofThis book must rank as the most devastating analysis of socialism yet penned An economic classic in our time Henry HazlittMore than thirty years ago F A Hayek said of Socialism It was a work on political economy in the tradition of the great moral philosophers, a Montesquieu or Adam Smith, containing both acute knowledge and profound wisdom To none of us young men who read the book when it appeared was the world ever the same again This is a newly annotated edition of the classic first published in German in 1922 It is the definitive refutation of nearly every type of socialism ever devised Mises presents a wide ranging analysis of society, comparing the results of socialist planning with those of free market capitalism in all areas of life.Friedrich Hayek s foreword comments on the continuing relevance of this great work Most readers today will find that Socialism has immediate application to contemporary events than it had when it first appeared Ludwig von Mises 1881 1973 was the leading spokesman of the Austrian School of Economics throughout most of the twentieth century He 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 Stu

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Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis

  1. Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises German pronunciation lu tv f n mi z s September 29, 1881 October 10, 1973 was an Austrian economist, historian, philosopher, author, and classical liberal who had a significant influence on the modern free market libertarian movement and the Austrian School.

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  1. This is my favorite book by my favorite author He dissects every known form of socialism up to the date of publication 1922 His words have stood the test of time and there are very few, if any really new ideas on the subject since, that are not actually described if not by the same names and torn apart in this book Most importantly, he explained how socialism is not a rational system and had to fail, of it s own inconsistencies.The scope is magisterial covering everything from love and sex under [...]

  2. This work merits the English word tome and a just review should run to multiple pages Limited as this will be, first I will comment on the production quality of the book it s important that a work of this stature get the binding and paper it deserves Acid free, of course, and with endpapers, a note on the typography, bound by one of the finest binders still operating today, Edwards Brothers out of Ann Arbor Publisher s preface Translator s note Foreword by the eminent F.A Hayek, who notes that f [...]

  3. Stopped after the introduction Pure ideology You pretty much could have swapped the word capitalism for the word Socialism in the opening and it would have been just as true There are major structural problems with Socialism and with Capitalism This book is pure attack of a theory which the author clearly disagrees with, there is no science in this type of economic writing, just results justifying a point of view I could not help feeling that the Author was simply protecting his interests One of [...]

  4. 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.

  5. Perhaps no one in the 20th century provided a systematic defense of the free market than Ludwig von Mises The scope of his writings was broad his analysis incisive.In this book, Von Mises undertakes the tasks of describing socialism and its implication for economics and the broader culture His thesis can be illustrated in these words If the control of private property is transferred to the State the property owner is only an official, a deputy of the economic administration For Von Mises, it wa [...]

  6. Written between WWI and WWII, Socialism An Economic and Sociological Analysis is interesting as a historical document He correctly predicts many of the difficulties the Communist regimes would face However, von Mises loses me when he seeks to justify the Opium War Even in the 1920s, the absurdity of the claim that Not only each Chinese and each Hindu, but also each European and each American, would be considerably worse off had it not been for England s aggressive attempts to open China to Free [...]

  7. This book is the root of position of classical liberalism and of libertarian thinking in the XX Century Friedrich von heyek, Murray Rothbard.The socialism is showed as the better way to delete resources and civilization if the political mens delete the free market, then they delete the system of price without another good way to determine the preferences and needed of people.

  8. My major takeaway from this book is that I don t understand what some of my friends are referring to when they speak fondly of Socialism For instance, which kind Guild Socialism, National Socialism, Christian Socialism, Military Socialism, State Socialism, Solidarism Misses covers all of these and , highlighting their similarities and exploring differences Further, are these friends actually expecting that all the means of production become state owned or just some, why differentiate between all [...]

  9. If people want to know the fallacies of socialism, this is the book I might disagree with some of his conclusions about Protestantism, but it touches on every aspect of what socialism is, how it works, and how it really affects mankind.He discusses it roots and shoots into communism and even how they differ, or how it was implemented differently than one would expect In short, socialism can only be achieved with totalitarianism It is inevitable total state control is the only way to truly implem [...]

  10. von Mises systematically destroys all of the arguments in favor of socialism with clear logic in this well written treatise.

  11. polishSocjalizm jest kompleksowym opisem socjalizmu do okresu napisania tej ksi ki 1922 Ludwig von Mises opisuje problemy zwi zane z socjalizmem oraz opisuje jego r ne rodzaje Przy swoich wywodach nieustannie krytykuje r ne stwierdzenia Marksa, Engelsa oraz Kautskiego.Autor rozpoczyna od nakre lenia r nic mi dzy socjalizmem a klasycznym liberalizmem P niej wykaza , e socjalizm wymaga centralnego planowania czyli pa stwa kontroluj cego wszystkie rodki produkcji Jednak centralne planowanie nie mo [...]

  12. A quite challenging read, it took me a good while to finish It describes socialism in all aspects with respect to property, politics, economics, ideology, philosophy, etc and demonstrates, remarkably clearly, its unworkability the translator uses the word impracticability I must admit I winced a bit at von Mises description of the romantic in his view, socialism being a romantic dream because it so closely described me as a young man the romantic imagines the pleasures of success but does nothin [...]

  13. Actually read only parts of this great and weighty tome, but enough to get von Mises decisive, devastating, and unanswerable refutation of central planning and social engineering By the 20th century s most important economist, not as well known as he should be or as well known as his most famous student, Friedrich Hayek.

  14. 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 bookor atleast parts of it Its super long.

  15. An amazing book Herr Von Mises does an excellent job explaining this complex subject I could go on and on but I won t.

  16. Incredibly detailed analysis of how socialism cannot not work and attempts to remove economic freedom from the individual destroy prosperity.

  17. A must read economic classical masterpiece There are not as many details as those in Human Action, but wonderful Mises wrote in a clear order as he always did.

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