HUMAN ACTION, INSCRIBED BY LUDWIG VON MISES: “THE MOST UNCOMPROMISING AND MOST RIGOROUSLY REASONED STATEMENT OF THE CASE FOR CAPITALISM THAT HAS YET APPEARED”
MISES, Ludwig von. Human Action. A Treatise on Economics. Chicago: Henry Regnery, (1966). Thick octavo, original salmon cloth, original dust jacket. $3800.
Third revised edition in English of the landmark work by the head of the “Austrian school” of economics, inscribed, "To Mr. Isidor Hodes. New York , January 12, 1967. Ludwig Mises."
Human Action is Mises' most important single book, a classic of free market economics and its philosophical and political foundations. "Human Action is, in short, at once the most uncompromising and most rigorously reasoned statement of the case for capitalism that has yet appeared. If any single book can turn the ideological tide that has been running in recent years so heavily toward statism, socialism and totalitarianism, Human Action is that book. It should become the leading text of everyone who believes in freedom, in individualism, and in the ability of a free-market economy not only to outdistance any government-planned system in the production of goods and services for the masses, but to promote and safeguard, as no collectivist tyranny can ever do, those intellectual, cultural, and moral values upon which all civilization ultimately rests" (Hazlitt, The Free Man's Library, 119). First published in 1949, with a revised edition published in 1963.
Book nearly fine, dust jacket very good with creasing and shallow chipping.