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HUMAN ACTION: A Treatise on Economics by  Ludwig Von Mises - Hardcover - 1949 - from The Wild Muse (SKU: 008054)

HUMAN ACTION: A Treatise on Economics

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HUMAN ACTION: A Treatise on Economics

by Von Mises, Ludwig

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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949. Hard cover in original cloth and dust jacket. Published New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949, third printing (October, 1949). Large 8vo., xv+889pp. "This book is the counterweight of Marx's Das Kapital and of Lord Keynes' General Theory and of countless other books...In this analysis of the fundamental drives to action of human beings, he shows why only the free market and free enterprise can produce that outpouring of goods and services that is democratically controlled..." Gray cloth with black titles. Previous owner name/offset toning on flyleaf, inscription on free endpaper, small edge spot, else very good, bright and attractive in very good, lightly edgeworn dust jacket (not price clipped) with a long closed tear at the hinge fold, and minor soiling. Scarce in dust jacket. . Hard. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.


Human Action: A Treatise on Economics is the magnum opus of the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. It presents a case for laissez-faire capitalism based on Mises' praxeology, or rational investigation of human decision-making. It rejects positivism within economics. It defends an a priori epistemology and underpins praxeology with a foundation of methodological individualism and laws of apodictic certainty.


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HUMAN ACTION: A Treatise on Economics
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