I've finished off virutally all of the economics material that I own, and it is becoming a major area of interest for me - especially with respect to policy, government, and politics. So far I've read:
Economic Policy by Ludwig vonMises
Principles of Economics by Carl Menger
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlit (spelling? book's packed up)
I'm thinking of picking up some of Keyne's work, for perspective, as well as "The Communist Manifesto" as some people keep bringing it up in discussions at University (go figure). Are there any other books you all would recommend to add to my current material? Alternately, I am considering starting a double major - or at least a minor - in economics, but I'm not entirely sure if I'll have the money to do so.
If you have the time I highly recommend "Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles" by Jesus Huerta De Soto. It is a very detailed, in depth take into the nature of monetary policies such as fractional reserve banking. It also goes through certain historical recessions and goes to the heart of what caused them. It is big tome but a really great one to have.
Time for one of the big texts, I think. If you have the time, at least. Man, Economy and State. That is what I begin reading as of next week.