I have to write a paper for an History of Economic Thought class, and I am torn between writing about Say, and perhaps Mises' Socialism.
"I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a
lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I
believe it is better to know than to be ignorant." ~HLM
I would take the mainstream intelligencia of the early 20th century who thought socialism would be such a noble experiment and compare it with Mises' voice of reason. Talk about Mises' analysis of the price system and economic calculation.
I think Mises would be good too.
'Men do not change, they unmask themselves' - Germaine de Stael
Yes Mises' Socialism, using Hulsmann's bio (Last Knight of Liberalism) as a crucial reference. See especially the chapter "A Copernican Shift". Socialism and Econ. Calc. in the Soc. Commonwealth weren't just significant for demolishing socialism with economic calculation; they were significant for advancing economic calculation theory as such.
If you cover Say, you could use Rothbard's Classical Economics.