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Ludwig von Mises
This online edition of Human Action appears with the kind permission of Bettina Bien Greaves.
Foreword to the 4th edition by Bettina B. Greaves
Foreword to the 3rd edition by Ludwig von Mises
PART ONE: HUMAN ACTION
Chapter I. Acting Man
Chapter II. The Epistemological Problems of the Sciences of Human Action
Chapter III. Economics and the Revolt Against Reason
Chapter IV. A First Analysis of the Category of Action
Chapter V. Time
Chapter VI. Uncertainty
Chapter VII. Action Within the World
PART TWO: ACTION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF SOCIETY
Chapter VIII. Human Society
Chapter IX. The Role of Ideas
Chapter X. Exchange Within Society
PART THREE: ECONOMIC CALCULATION
Chapter XI. Valuation Without Calculation
Chapter XII. The Sphere of Economic Calculation
Chapter XIII. Monetary Calculation as a Tool of Action
PART FOUR: CATALLACTICS OR ECONOMICS OF THE MARKET SOCIETY
Chapter XIV. The Scope and Method of Catallactics
Chapter XV. The Market
Chapter XVI. Prices
Chapter XVII. Indirect Exchange
Chapter XVIII. Action in the Passing of Time
Chapter XIX. Interest
Chapter XX. Interest, Credit Expansion, and the Trade Cycle
Chapter XXI. Work and Wages
Chapter XXII. The Nonhuman Original Factors of Production
Chapter XXIII. The Data of the Market
Chapter XXIV. Harmony and Conflict of Interests
PART FIVE: SOCIAL COOPERATION WITHOUT A MARKET
Chapter XXV. The Imaginary Construction of a Socialist Society
Chapter XXVI. The Impossibility of Economic Calculation Under Socialism
PART SIX: THE HAMPERED MARKET ECONOMY
Chapter XXVII. The Government and the Market
Chapter XXVIII. Interference by Taxation
Chapter XXIX. Restriction of Production
Chapter XXX. Interference with the Structure of Prices
Chapter XXXI. Currency and Credit Manipulation
Chapter XXXII. Confiscation and Redistribution
Chapter XXXIII. Syndicalism and Corporativism
Chapter XXXIV. The Economics of War
Chapter XXXV. The Welfare Principle Versus the Market Principle
Chapter XXXVI. The Crisis of Interventionism
Chapter XXXVII. The Nondescript Character of Economics
PART SEVEN: THE PLACE OF ECONOMICS IN SOCIETY
Chapter XXXVIII. The Place of Economics in Learning
Chapter XXXIX. Economics and the Essential Problems of Human Existence
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