Economics for the real world

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Bureaucracy (Liberty Fund Library of the Works of Ludwig Von Mises)
1.  Bureaucracy (Liberty Fund Library of the Works of Ludwig Von Mises) by Ludwig Von Mises
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  "Best place to start for people frustrated by bureaucracy, red tape, and useless government interventions"
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America's Great Depression
2.  America's Great Depression by Murray N. Rothbard
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  "The truth about the causes of the 1929 Crash and Great Depression - the opposite of what you have been told"
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Eat the Rich
3.  Eat the Rich by P. J. O'Rourke
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  "O'Rourke at his funniest, and an excellent exposition on the merits of alternative economic systems into the bargain"
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The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life
4.  The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life by Paul Seabright
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  "A nice overview of why we have markets and why they work better than the alternatives"
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Passions within Reason: The Strategic Role of the Emotions
5.  Passions within Reason: The Strategic Role of the Emotions by Rh Frank
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  "How psychology underpins good economics and free markets, contrasting with the bogus psychological generalizations of mainstream economics"
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Big Players and the Economic Theory of Expectations
6.  Big Players and the Economic Theory of Expectations by Roger Koppl
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  "Written in 2002, this book deserves greater attention than its price allows, for the accurate and prescient way it explains the behaviour that led up to the Credit Crunch."
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Economics in One Lesson
7.  Economics in One Lesson by H Hazlitt
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  "The best introduction to the type of economics that has some practical use and basis in reality - very clear, enjoyable, and easy to read"
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The Constitution of Liberty (Routledge Classics)
8.  The Constitution of Liberty (Routledge Classics) by F.A. Hayek
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  "Better and more important contribution than Hayek's more famous "Road to Serfdom" - explains why modern liberalism (in the American sense) is the opposite of true liberalism."
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AN ESSAY ON THE NATURE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF ECONOMIC SCIENCE.
9.  AN ESSAY ON THE NATURE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF ECONOMIC SCIENCE. by Lionel. Robbins
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  "Short but important text - mathematical pseudo-economists ought to go back and read this before spouting any more of the nonsense that has come to pass as economics."
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The Wealth of Nations: Books 1-5
10.  The Wealth of Nations: Books 1-5 by Adam Smith
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  "Maybe not as original as people think, and not always right, but still more right, more readable and more wise than most mainstream modern economics"
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The Limits of State Action
11.  The Limits of State Action by Wilhelm von Humboldt
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  "Another original and great, but more forgotten than Smith, thanks to Germany's disastrous swing to the left after 1848"
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What Is Free Trade?
12.  What Is Free Trade? by Frederic Bastiat
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  "And the French were important contributors to the development of real economics too - but again largely forgotten as the French are more susceptible to mad ideas than good ones like this"
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Ethics as Social Science: The Moral Philosophy of Social Cooperation (New Thinking in Political Economy Series)
13.  Ethics as Social Science: The Moral Philosophy of Social Cooperation (New Thinking in Political Economy Series) by L.B. Yeager
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  "An under-rated and under-stated modern great - we'd have been better off if economists had paid more attention to measured thinkers like Yeager than to his more strident contemporaries"
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Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles (Hardcover)
14.  Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles (Hardcover) 
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  "It's a bit of a doorstop, but it tells an important story. Updates Mises' "Theory of Money and Credit", which would be a shorter alternative that still stands the test of time"
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
15.  The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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  "See also "Fooled by Randomness". Explains why modern mathematical economists are not good at either maths or economics. Gained credibility and profile from correctly warning about the Credit Crunch."
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