The work of Ludwig von Mises exercised enormous influence upon the thought of libertarians, classical liberals, anticommunists, and even traditionalist conservatives during the postwar years. But, as Israel Kirzner shows in the second installment in our Library of Modern Thinkers series, Mises' dedication was always first and foremost to discovering truthsand destroying falsehoodswithin the science of economics. In this thorough yet concise introduction to Mises' life, economics, and influence, Kirzner (a former student of Mises and an influential free-market economist himself) traces the key elements of Mises' life, explains his core contributions to economic theory, and assesses his impact on twentieth century economics and political thought.
What They're Saying...
"Israel Kirzner and the Wilmington, Del.-based Intercollegiate Studies Institute, deserve applause for bringing this insightful, provocative, yet nontechnical book to a wide audience."
— Washington Times
"[A] lucid exposition of the work of this seminal classical-liberal thinker."
— National Review
"Ludwig von Mises: The Man and His Economics is a remarkable tribute to a remarkable man. In it, Kirzner provides a concise and masterful presentation of the major economic theories Ludwig von Mises developed."
"The book is a gem, and I unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand Misesian economics. Kirzner's deep admiration for Mises the man and economist shines from every page. But this is no uncritical paean. While Kirzner clearly shares Mises' views on the nature and substance of economic science, he is willing to indicate where disagreement is understandable and perhaps even justifiable."
— Ideas on Liberty