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Publisher's Summary

Called by H.L. Mencken, "one of the few economists in history who could really write," Henry Hazlitt achieved lasting fame for his brilliant but concise work. In it, he explains basic truths about economics and the economic fallacies responsible for unemployment, inflation, high taxes, and recession. Covering considerable ground, Hazlitt illustrates the destructive effects of taxes, rent and price controls, inflation, trade restrictions, and minimum wage laws. And, he writes about key classical liberal thinkers like John Locke, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, John Stuart Mill, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Herbert Spencer.

Please Note: This audiobook is in Arabic.

©1962, 1979 by Henry Hazlitt; (P)1996 by Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"If there were a Nobel Prize for clear economic thinking, Mr. Hazlitt's book would be a worthy recipient...like a surgeon's scalpel, it cuts through...much nonsense that has been written in recent years about our economic ailments." (J.W. Hanes, former Undersecretary of the Treasury)

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Outstanding Read

Very thought provoking, will definitely change the way you look at and think about economics, especially as applied to public policy.

I wish I could give it 6 stars.

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stop being a leftist cuck and learn economics

Are you a leftist? Do you struggle with the desire to control the use of other people's property. If so, this book's for you!

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A force to be reckoned with

A tour de force of facts, logic, and full and clear reasoning. You cannot have an opinion on economics until you've read Hazlitt.

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  • mtt
  • providence, r.i. United States
  • 12-02-16

Outdated Concepts

What disappointed you about Economics in One Lesson?

This book was originally published in 1946 with various revisions that ended in the late 1970's. This was for the American economy when:<br/>-the middle class had purchasing power<br/>-the U.S. was a manufacturing based economy <br/>-there was faith in businesses taking care of employees and not shareholders <br/>-before Reganomics<br/>-prior to Asias rise of manufacturing <br/>-the S&L crisis, the 'too big to fail' bailouts, .com bubble, the housing crisis., nor the various recessions since 1980, etc. that occurred after the last revision of this book, the LIBOR scandal, etc. <br/>Are there some ideas and concepts that could still apply to today's markets? Yes but the text can be easily manipulated to fit one's arguements. <br/>The world has changed but it seems many that believe this book is an answer to today's woes are not taking the global view.

What do you think your next listen will be?

So many choices I'm not sure!

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was fine. This feels and sounds like an overly simplified middle school textbook on economy.

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Unimpressed.

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MUST READ!

Best and easiest depiction of how markets work and tha danger of not evaluating policies holistically.

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Best book I've ever read

Best explanation of economics, accessible to both novice and expert. Should be required reading I order to vote.

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  • Dc
  • Englewood, OH, USA
  • 10-27-16

SUPERIOR<br /><br />

This clear, concise, and delightfully short book should be read by every one!

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Using economics to rationalize a point of view.

I picked up this book on the recommendation of Mike Rowe. Mike Rowe? You say. Pitchman, realty TV star, and opera singer? Yes. And he's a pretty smart guy too. But that recommendation was misguides. This book is rife with fundamentally flawed math and logic. Those flaws dilute the message. What results is point of view supported arguments contrived to give them strength. Forget this book. Head over instead to Freakonomics.

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Good if you're a union member in the 1950s looking for socialism to fix your problem, otherwise a little light.

Good if you're a union member in the 1950s looking for socialism to fix your problem, otherwise a little light.

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Great information and explanations

The explanations for such complex economics was wonderfully done. The narrator was easy to listen to and did not distract from the information.