Principles of Economics
Publisher: Wikibooks 2012
This text is designed to provide you with a very comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to economics. This text will assume no background in economics. All you really need is an open mind and an interest in learning.
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by Carl Menger - Ludwig von Mises Institute
It is said that this book is the best introduction to economic logic ever written. Carl Menger elucidated the precise nature of economic value, and rooted economics firmly in the real-world actions of individual human beings.
by Friedrich A. Hayek - Ludwig von Mises Institute
If you are looking to acquaint yourself with F.A. Hayek's perspective on economic theory, this is the best source. It contains his most profound work on the liberal economic order, and his most penetrating reflections on economic phenomena.
by Faustino Ballve - Van Nostrand
Clear, authoritative, and simple elementary introduction to economic science. It is not designed for specialists, but for the average educated person who seeks enlightenment in regard to the economic questions underlying the great issues of our day.
by Frank A. Fetter - The Century Co.
Economics may be defined, briefly, as the study of men earning a living; or, more fully, as the study of the material world and of the activities and mutual relations of men, so far as all these are the objective conditions to gratifying desires.