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A one-stop primer in economics that includes the best economic writing she had run across.
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Bettina Bien Greaves put this volume together as a one-stop primer in economics that includes the best economic writing she had run across. In some ways, the choices are brilliant.

They are arranged by topic to cover the division of labor, prices, profits, property, competition, saving and investment, environment, antitrust, money and banking, advertising and marketing, and more.

Authors include Read, Mises, Bastiat, Greaves, Kirzner, Watts, Hazlitt, and many other writers.

Each essay is short and to the point. It still makes a great primer!



General Introduction

1. Economics for Boys and Girls By Leonard E. Read

What Is Economics?

2. Something for Nothing? By Mark C. Schinnerer

3. The Broken Window By Henry Hazlitt

4. The Individual In Society By Ludwig von Mises

The Nature of the Individual—Values and Actions

5. The Biology of Behavior By Roger J. Williams

6. The Only Kind of People There Are By Roger J. Williams

7. The Unknown Quantity By Madelyn Shepard Hyde

8. Freedom’s Theory of Value By Leonard E. Read

Private Property and Exchange

9. Property By James Madison

10. Letter to His Stepbrother By Abraham Lincoln

11. Property Rights and Human Rights By Paul L. Poirot

12. Who Conserves Our Resources? By Ruth Shallcross Maynard

13. The War on Property By Paul L. Poirot

Social Cooperation and the Market

14. Free Will and the Market Place By Frank Chodorov

15. I, Pencil By Leonard E. Read

Prices, Pricing

16. Cost-Plus Pricing By Paul L. Poirot

17. Charging “All The Traffic Will Bear!” By Leonard E. Read

18. How Should Prices Be Determined? By Henry Hazlitt

Savings, Tools and Production

19. Letter to His Grandson By Fred I. Kent

20. Technological Status By John W. Campbell

21. Where Karl Marx Went Wrong By Samuel B. Pettengill

22. The Great Mistake of Karl Marx By Benjamin F. Fairless

23. The Role of Savings By Brian Summers

24. Tools By Jasper E. Crane

25. The Liberation of Women By Bettina Bien Greaves

26. Industrialism: Friend or Foe? By V. Orval Watts

27. The Economic Role of Saving and Capital Goods By Ludwig von Mises

The Entrepreneur and the Profit and Loss System

28. If Men Were Free to Try By John C. Sparks

29. “For the Good of Others” By Leonard E. Read

30. Food From Thought By Charles W. Williams

31. Windfall Profits By Robert G. Anderson

32. The Elite Under Capitalism By Ludwig von Mises

33. Profits By Hans F. Sennholz

34. Why Speculators? By Percy L. Greaves, Jr.

Labor, Wages and Employment

35. Bargaining By Paul L. Poirot

36. Collective Bargaining Wrong in Principle By John W. Scoville

37. How Wages Are Determined By Percy L. Greaves, Jr.

38. Jobs For All By Percy L. Greaves, Jr.

39. Wages and Productivity By W. M. Curtiss

40. Competition, Monopoly and the Role of Government By Sylvester Petro

41. The Economics and Politics of MY JOB 122 By Ludwig von Mises

Money, Credit and Banking

42. Million Dollar Dream By Employers' Assn. of Chicago

43. Not Worth a Continental By Pelatiah Webster

44. The Value of Money By Hans F. Sennholz

45. The Gold Problem By Ludwig von Mises

46. How Much Money? By Percy L. Greaves, Jr.

47. Back to Gold? By Henry Hazlitt

48. Eternal Love By Lawrence Noonan

Competition, “Big Business,” and Monopoly

49. The Cow in the Apartment By Burton Rascoe

50. Freedom to Shop Around By Hart Buck

51. Six Misconceptions About Consumer Welfare By Joel Dean

52. Is Economic Freedom Possible? By Benjamin A. Rogge

53. The Phantom Called “Monopoly” By Hans F. Sennholz

54. Advertising By Israel M. Kirzner

Interregional Trade

55. The Candlemakers’ Petition By Frederic Bastiat

56. Free Trade: Domestic/Foreign By Dean Russell

57. On Foreign Trade By David Ricardo

58. Foreign Investment vs. Foreign Aid By Henry Hazlitt

59. Restrictions on International Trade By W. M. Curtiss

60. The Failure of International Commodity Agreements By Karl Brandt

History of Economic Thought

61. The Formation and Function of Prices By Hans F. Sennholz

62. The Consumer Theory of Prosperity By John Stuart Mill

63. Of the Demand or Market for Products By Jean Baptiste Say

64. Marx’s View of the Division of Labor By Gary North

65. The Fallacy of “Intrinsic Value” By Gary North

66. The Man Who Answered Marx By Dean Lipton

Capitalism/The Hampered Market/Socialism

67. A King of Long Ago By Lewis Love

68. The Communist Idea, 1 By Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

69. The Communist Idea, II By Earl Browder

70. A Lesson in Socialism By Thomas J. Shelly

71. The Tale of the Little Red Hen By W. A. Paton

72. The Beetle and the Centipede By W. A. Paton

73. Not Yours to Give By David Crockett

74. Intervention Leads to Total Control By Gustavo R. Velasco

Economic History

75. Food Control During Forty-six Centuries By Mary G. Lacy

76. How to End Poverty By Dean Russell

77. American Communism By Percy L. Greaves, Jr.

78. Facts About the “Industrial Revolution” By Ludwig von Mises

79. Progress or Regress? By Hans F. Sennholz


80. Hello! By Joan Wilke

81. Free Market Disciplines By Leonard E. Read


Index of Authors


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ISBN 9781610160582
eISBN 9781610165464
Publisher Ludwig von Mises Institute
Original Publication Date 04/20/2012
Page Length 298

Free Market Economics: A Reader
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This little gem is a complete economics education for high-school age students.
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