• The Austrian Case for the Free Market Process

  • Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek
  • By: William Peterson
  • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-07-2006
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

Publisher's Summary

Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) and Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992) were perhaps the foremost defenders of the free market and limited government during the mid-twentieth century ascendancy of Keynesian economics. Mises highlighted the problem of economic calculation in non-market economics. He saw the price system as the basis of economic calculation, and emphasized the importance of sound money for it to work properly. Mises created an all-encompassing theory of economics as a system of human action. Hayek emphasized the role of knowledge in economics, asserting that man "cannot acquire the full knowledge that would make mastery of events possible". He insisted that capitalism has improved the living conditions of workers. Hayek received the Nobel Prize in 1974.
(P)1988 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products
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5 out of 5 stars
By CESAR on 07-03-2011

Keep it simple

I bought the audio book because I am a believer in the Austrian School's philosophy and wanted to learn more. I will agree that the content is informative and enlightening. I would have preferred that Louis Rukeyser did all of the reading rather than inject other voices with thick accents that sometimes makes it difficult to understand. My rating is for the content of the book only . I wish there was a separate rating system for the verbalization component of audio books.

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4 out of 5 stars
By william on 23-02-2018

Could have done without the fake accents

While ironically pointing out all the varied problems with a government, the subjects of the book remain illogically minarchist/libertarian. Worth a listen but to be taken with a grain of salt.

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