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Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure

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The most popular treatment of the business cycle, ever.
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Need a short monograph on Austrian business cycle theory? This is the one to get.

Murray Rothbard was the master of reducing complicated theories to their very essence while retaining theoretical rigor, and this essay is a case in point. It was written in 1969 and published in the form of a tiny book that achieved a huge circulation. It has not been in print since that time, but it is now back in this new release.

It is thrilling how Rothbard is able to present the theory in an easy-to-digest format.

Its continued relevance speaks to an aspect of the Austrian theory that other theories can't boast. It is a real theory that applies across time and place, and its persuasive power is not contingent on the particulars of any individual boom bust cycle.

You will not only learn from this 50-page book; it is the perfect item to pass on to others who are wondering about the economic crisis of 2008 and following.



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by Joseph
on 5/14/2010
from Utica, Ny
Good essay but not a good deal
This is a great essay by Rothbard but it can be found in the book "The Austrian theory of the trade cycle and other essays".  This book is like $2 more and has 4 more essays included.  So I believe that it is a better value for the money.
by Michael
on 11/30/2009
from Tamarac
Excellent short work on economic depressions
This is a great little work by Rothbard on economic depressions.  While first appearing in 1969, its still relavent today.

This is a very small & short booklet.  Must be a new, small format that the Institute is using.  I do think they should have prehaps spent a couple of pages giving some suggested further readings.  Rothbard cited no works, so some might not know where to look further.

Also, people should be aware that this work is ALSO available in the book "The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle".  Had I known that as I just ordered that book as well, I would not have ordered that one.  So be warned.
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ISBN 9781933550503
eISBN 9781610165242
Publisher Ludwig von Mises Institute
Publication Date 2009
Binding PB
Page Length 50

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