The Alphabet of Economic Science
by Philip H. Wicksteed
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2010
Number of pages: 166
It is the object of this volume in the first place to explain the meaning and demonstrate the truth of the proposition, that the value in use and the value in exchange of any commodity are two distinct, but connected, functions of the quantity of the commodity possessed by the persons or the community to whom it is valuable, and in the second place, so to familiarize the reader with some of the methods and results that necessarily flow from that proposition as to make it impossible for him unconsciously to accept arguments and statements which are inconsistent with it.
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by Robert P. Murphy - Ludwig von Mises Institute
This is easily the best introduction to economics for the young reader because it covers both pure economic theory and also how markets work. Murphy has the right frame of mind and mastery of the subject matter to provide the best possible pedagogy.
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.
by Bettina Bien Greaves - Foundation for Economic Education
A primer in economics that includes the best economic writing, arranged by topic to cover the division of labor, prices, profits, property, competition, saving and investment, antitrust, money and banking, advertising and marketing, and more.
by David Gordon - Ludwig Von Mises Institute
This high-school text teaches the intelligent young reader how to think about economic problems. Its chapters on action, preference, demand and supply, value theory, money, and price controls emphasize deductive logic and the market process.