Economics for freedom

A Listmania! list by Borges
The list author says: "Even though it is an abridged list, it remains my sincere wish to share this collection of highly significant works with anyone interested in the subjects of economics and freedom, or economic history in general. I believe he or she will treasure the ideas poured into these books as much as I do. Here you will find an interesting set, mostly from the laissez-faire side (Austrians included!), that will definitely make you think. I do not claim to have read the full list, but I am certainly in the process. For convenience, the books are ordered chronologically following the year of first publication. Enjoy!"
The Wealth of Nations (Bantam Classics)
1.  The Wealth of Nations (Bantam Classics) by Adam Smith
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  "1776 - It all started with this book."
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A Treatise on Political Economy, Or, the Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Wealth
2.  A Treatise on Political Economy, Or, the Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Wealth by Jean-Baptiste Say
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  "1803 - A somewhat obscure treatise in defense of laissez faire which brings business and businessmen center stage."
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The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation
3.  The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by David Ricardo
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  "1817 - A refinement of the ideas first laid out by Adam Smith and a first defense of sound money and the gold standard."
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Principles of Economics
4.  Principles of Economics by Carl Menger
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  "1871 - For some, it all started with this one. The marginalist revolution signified the decline of Marxian economics and the labor theory of value as it was known, and the birth of neoclassical/Austrian economics."
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The Theory of Political Economy
5.  The Theory of Political Economy by William Stanley Jevons
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  "1871 - Another installment in the marginalist revolution. At this point Economics becomes mathematical."
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Elements of Pure Economics
6.  Elements of Pure Economics by Léon Walras
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  "1874 - Marginal utility (rareté) meets general equilibrium theory. 'A system at once vast and simple, which, for sheer beauty, resembles the astronomic universe' Leon Walras."
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Capital and Interest (3 volume set): 1. History and Critique of Interest Theories; 2. Positive Theory of Capital; 3. Further Essays on Capital Interest
7.  Capital and Interest (3 volume set): 1. History and Critique of Interest Theories; 2. Positive Theory of Capital; 3. Further Essays on Capital Interest by Eugen von Boehm-Bawerk
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  "1884; 1889; 1921 - Putting Marx and the exploitation theories back into the shelves."
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Principles of Economics: Eighth Edition Complete and Unabridged
8.  Principles of Economics: Eighth Edition Complete and Unabridged by Alfred Marshall
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  "1890 - The father of neoclassical economics. Look for the unabridged edition though, which contains the famous mathematical appendices."
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The Theory of Money and Credit
9.  The Theory of Money and Credit by Ludwig von Mises
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  "1912 - Mises's longer-than-life dissertation and a primer on monetary manipulation and the sources of business cycles."
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Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis
10.  Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis by Ludwig von Mises
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  "1922 - Fighting off interventionism in the so called economic calculation debate during the 1920s. Superb."
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Liberalism (Lib Works Ludwig Von Mises PB)
11.  Liberalism (Lib Works Ludwig Von Mises PB) by Ludwig von Mises
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  "1929 - The extremely short "what-to-do" list for governments. A suitable companion to Mises's Socialism."
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Prices and Production and Other Works On Money, the Business Cycle, and the Gold Standard
12.  Prices and Production and Other Works On Money, the Business Cycle, and the Gold Standard by F. A. Hayek
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  "1931 - Dismissed by Friedman as "misguided", this book made Hayek the leading foe of Keynesian theory and policy among the scholars in the UK."
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The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2)
13.  The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2) by F. A. Hayek
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  "1944 - This ought to become every politician's night table book. Masterful command of the English language by Hayek and a dose of humanism which gets to everyone's minds and hearts."
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Human Action, The Scholar's Edition
14.  Human Action, The Scholar's Edition by Ludwig von Mises
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  "1949 - Mises's magnum opus and the founding stone of modern Austrian economics. Treat yourself and get the Scholar's Edition."
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Atlas Shrugged (Student Edition)
15.  Atlas Shrugged (Student Edition) by Ayn Rand
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  "1957 – Incredibly challenging and life-changing philosophical novel which goes beyond the scope of economics. For better or for worse, you won’t be the same after reading this one. As for me, it made me take J. S. Mill’s former works (e.g. 'On Liberty' and 'Utilitarianism') out of the list and into the trash can."
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Theory of the Consumption Function (National Bureau of Economic Research)
16.  Theory of the Consumption Function (National Bureau of Economic Research) by Milton Friedman
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  "1957 - The book by which Friedman wanted to be remembered."
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Man, Economy, and State: With Power and Market - Scholar's Edition
17.  Man, Economy, and State: With Power and Market - Scholar's Edition by Murray N. Rothbard
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  "1962 - A radical anarco-capitalist stance for the defense of liberty."
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Price Theory
18.  Price Theory by Milton Friedman
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  "1962 - Friedman's series of lectures at Chicago during his most productive era as a scholar."
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Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
19.  Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition by Rose Friedman
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  "1962 - The most notorious and best outspoken defender of classical liberal ideas, and the most pedagogical to boot. Here in a book."
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A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960
20.  A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960 by Milton Friedman
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  "1963 - A monetarist's take on the Great Depression."
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Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays
21.  Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays by Murray N. Rothbard
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  "1978 - A short compendium of essays by the main exponents of the Austrian School. A good introduction to this School of Thought."
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Free to Choose: A Personal Statement
22.  Free to Choose: A Personal Statement by Rose Friedman
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  "1980 - Milton does it again, this time with his all time soul mate. The short TV series is also highly recommended."
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Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One
23.  Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One by Thomas Sowell
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  "2004 - Friedman's protégé Thomas Sowell tackles the most common fallacies in economics."
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Labor Economics from a Free Market Perspective: Employing the Unemployable
24.  Labor Economics from a Free Market Perspective: Employing the Unemployable by Walter Block
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  "2008 - A personal favorite. I'm partly a labor economist myself."
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