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New Edition, with new introduction!

Murray N. Rothbard's great treatise Man, Economy, and State and its complementary text, Power and Market, are here combined into a single audiobook edition as they were written to be. It provides a sweeping presentation of Austrian economic theory, a reconstruction of many aspects of that theory, a rigorous criticism of alternative schools, and an inspiring look at a science of liberty that concerns nearly everything and should concern everyone.

The Mises Institute's new edition of Man Economy, and State, united with its formerly sundered companion volume, Power and Market, is a landmark in the history of the institute. It takes this book out of the category of underground classic and raises it up to its proper status as one of the great economic treatises of all time, a book that is essential for anyone seeking a robust economic education.

The captivating new introduction by Professor Joseph Salerno frames up the Rothbardian contribution in a completely new way and reassesses the place of this book in the history of economic thought. In Salerno's view, Rothbard was not attempting to write a distinctively "Austrian" book but rather a comprehensive treatise on economics that eschewed the Keynesian and positivist corruptions. This is what accounts for its extraordinarily logical structure and depth. That it would later be called Austrian is only due to the long-lasting nature of the corruptions of economics that Rothbard tried to correct.

For years the Mises Institute has kept it in print and sold thousands of copies in a nice paperback version. Then we decided to take a big step and put out an edition worthy of this great treatise. It is the Scholar's Edition of Man, Economy, and State - an edition that immediately became definitive and used throughout the world. The index is huge and comprehensive.

©Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market: Copyright 2004 by Ludwig von Mises Institute, Scholar's Edition Copyright 2009 by Ludwig von Mises Institute, Scholar's Edition, second edition Man, Economy, and State: Copyright 1962 by William Volker Fund and D. Van Nostrand Copyright 1970 by Murray N. Rothbard Copyright 1993 by Murray N. Rothbard, revised edition Copyright 2001 by Ludwig von Mises Institute Power and Market: Copyright 1970 by Institute for Humane Studies Copyright 1977 by Institute for Humane Studies, second edition Ludwig von Mises Institute (P)2011 Ludwig von Mises Institute

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Austrian Economics

A must read for all, economists and non-economists!! Simple, easy and eye opening! Jeff Riggenbach is awesome, he won't make you sleep!

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Wonderfully enlightening

This is a must read for anyone claiming to love liberty. I bought the paper book and a study guide to go with this.

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Biased, but well-explored.

There are some overlaps between the end of the first book and the second, but not enough to skip whole sections. The narrator is very good and clear up to 3x.

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the most complete economic book ever written

very good narrative and deep economic insight. A must read who is accessible for everyone

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Terrible narrator!

I really wanted to learn Rothbard's approach to economics, so I stuck with it, but the narrator has a low grating voice like an old lawn mower. its doubly hard to listen to because Murray repeatedly uses long lists of comparative values, mostly barrels of fish for horses, instead of explaining the idea with real life data.

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the greatest treatise on economics ever!

fully defined in great detail, the libertarian perspective on economics. rothbard is the wisest author on economics! very long, 5 parts! be ready for a big audiobook!

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Rothbard at His Best

Dr. Rothbard clearly spent a lot of productive time in writing this volume. He also took great care in presenting the material. One comes away with the certainty that he thoroughly understood economics!

I want too also say that Jeff Riggenbach did a great job reading this extensive audiobook!

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Hard to listen to

Sure, it's for a highly educated listener but still it is incredibly hard to follow.

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