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where, online is economics derived, a priori?

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Chris Tolworthy Posted: Sat, Feb 5 2011 2:59 PM

This is my first post, so apologies if it's an obvious question but I can't find the answer online. I've read on different web sites and blogs that Mises derived his economic theory a priori, based on pure reason. Is this derivation online anywhere? i.e. is there a web site that shows, step by step, how A leads to B, and B leads to C, etc., in terms of abstract liogic? I've often thought that a purely logical economic theory should be possible, and I'd love to see if someone has already done it.

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Well, the complete way to find out is to read Human Action, which is avaialbe for free on this website.  Man, Economy, and State by Rothbard, is a little more readable, and also free here (I think).  Both of these are over a thousand pages though, so they might be a little much for just starting out.

A simple and entertaining way to get the gist of it might be Lilbure's (Danny Sanchez) Human Action Comics:

http://anthropica.blogspot.com/2009/10/introducing-human-action-comics-by.html

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This is wonderful! As a fan of the comic form I know which one I'll be reading first. (I'm also not averse to the odd thousand page text, so I know where to go next). Many thanks for the prompt answer!

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Well, the complete way to find out is to read Human Action, which is avaialbe for free on this website.  Man, Economy, and State by Rothbard, is a little more readable, and also free here (I think).  Both of these are over a thousand pages though, so they might be a little much for just starting out.

A simple and entertaining way to get the gist of it might be Lilbure's (Danny Sanchez) Human Action Comics:

http://anthropica.blogspot.com/2009/10/introducing-human-action-comics-by.html 

Great post. I hadn't seen these before. They make everything so clear.

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H.L. Mencken.

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