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konstantin posted on Thu, Jun 10 2010 10:23 AM

Wourld you buy "Human Action" or "Man, Economy, and State"?

 

Human Action and the Study Guide together is cheaper than "Man, Economy, and State" by itself.

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If you like a challenge, and have more of a broader, philosophical bent as well as wanting to learn economics, Mises is your man. The study guide might be useful, but I'm glad i didn't use it. I think it's been far more fruitful for myself in puzzling things out.

 

Otherwise, if you just want to learn the economics, and in fully fleshed out detail, Rothbard's your man(he fills in large gaps in the Misesian framework, regardless of one's opinion of his work on political philosophy and natural law).

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Thatks for the quick reply.

What do you mean he fills in gaps? You have a short example?

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DD5 replied on Thu, Jun 10 2010 10:44 AM

konstantin:

What do you mean he fills in gaps? You have a short example?

 

Salerno:

One of Rothbard’s greatest contributions to economics was his integration of the Wicksell-Hayek structure-of-production analysis with the Fetter-Mises time preference theory of interest. Mises never employed the structure of production in his capital and interest theory, perhaps because of its vague association with Böhm-Bawerk’s erroneous backward-looking formulation of the “average period of production.” In any event, Hayekian capital theory is at the very core of Rothbard’s reconstruction of Austrian production theory that extends for more than 300 pages in Man, Economy, and State.

http://blog.mises.org/11584/rothbard-and-hayek/

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Anyone else agree that Man, Economy, and State is a better buy?

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Answered (Not Verified) DD5 replied on Thu, Jun 10 2010 12:20 PM
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Read them both and save yourself from a dilemma crisis.

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I do plan to get both eventually butfor now only 1 so that's why I asked.

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Read MES first, then move on to Human Action.

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I also say MES first then Human Action. HA will be much clearer after reading MES.

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Thanks. I'll get MES first.

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Conza88 replied on Fri, Jun 11 2010 11:03 PM

"Human Action and the Study Guide together is cheaper than "Man, Economy, and State" by itself."

Yeah... MES is worth more for a reason. lulz devil

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Bert replied on Sat, Jun 12 2010 1:35 AM

Read MES first, then move on to Human Action.

I took Grayson's advice and read Theory & History before I started reading Human Action.  I might tackle MES this fall.

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