Rothbard worked many years on the book, even as he was completing his PhD at Columbia University. He realized better than anyone else that Mises's economic theories were so important that they needed restatement and interpretation. But he also knew that Misesian theory needed elaboration, expansion, and application in a variety of areas. The result was much more: a rigorous but accessible defense of the whole theory of the market economy, from its very foundations.
But the publisher decided to cut the last part of the book, a part that appeared years later as Power and Market. This is the section that applies the theory presented in the first 1,000 pages to matters of government intervention. Issue by issue, the book refutes the case for taxation, the welfare state, regulation, economic planning, and all forms of socialism, large and small. It remains an incredibly fruitful assembly of vigorous argumentation and evidence.
Easily the best literature on economics I have read to date. You'll never think about wealth or the State the same way again.Published 5 months ago by Keith
Exactly what I was expecting! Great product - I would absolutely recommend this to anyone.Published 7 months ago by brittney little
Requires patience. The author starts with very basic, nearly absurdly simplistic, economic systems and explanations of human action (literally one man on an island) and slowly... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dragonbrain
Rothbard, like very few economists, can explain complex economic theory with such clarity and appeal. Read morePublished 20 months ago by adlfhjawer
Murray Rothbard explains the Austrian approach to economic theory with extreme solvency. Is a pleasure to read a book with so many original ideas. It is a hymn to intelligence.Published 23 months ago by Ludovico V.
Rothbard is truly one of the great expositors of Austrian economics. This is a devastating critic of the Keynesian foolishness with specifics on where the Keynesians are clearly... Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by Don Estreich
Man, Economy and State: With Power and Market is one the most valuable books ever printed. M.Rothbard, as Ludwig von Mises student, continues AND expands the masterpiece of his... Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by Kyriakos Varveris
I read this before reading Human Action as advised by Frank Shostak in one of his interviews. If you want to learn about Austrian economics you will have to read either - or and I... Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by Pedro Voltaire
The book arrived earlier than expected, which is a great thing.
The condition of the books is excellent: the binding, the paper and the words are printed with such... Read more