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Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (4 Volume Set)
Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (4 Volume Set)
by Ludwig Von Mises
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.46

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Father of Economics, 25 Sept. 2009
Von Mises and his adherents in what has become known as the Austrian School are without doubt the most neglected grouping in Economics.
They are taught very little in the Keynes-obsessed economics departments of universities on both sides of the Atlantic, and yet present an entirely more coherent account of money, banking, finance and economic activity as a whole.
It would be fair to say that if their counsels had been paid greater heed, the current economic crisis would not have occurred.
Human Action is von Mises's magnum opus. Its very title tells us where all economic activity necessarily begins and ends - not with consumption, nor with fiscal or monetary stimulus, not the trade cycle or the multiplier, but with Human Action.
A must-read for anyone with a serious interest in economics.


Hours [CD + DVD]
Hours [CD + DVD]
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £4.82

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours, 28 Jun. 2005
This review is from: Hours [CD + DVD] (Audio CD)
I can't rate this album anything less than 5 stars. That probably has something to do with the fact that they've been my favourite band since before they released their first album, "Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation". That album was nothing short of spectacular. As is the new one, "Hours".
Listening to it now, you realise that they've kept true to the music. The instrumentalists of the band have really shown that it's all about making beautiful melodies. The guitarists outdo them selves, yet again, with skillful riffs and articulate phrases. It always amazes me how they can create such beaty with the relatively heavy genre that they're tied to.
However, quite surprisingly, the album is slightly less heavy than the last. This is surprising, because it was being produced by the guitarist from Deaftones, so I, and I'm sure many others, thought that the album was going to be heavier. However, the lightness of it doesn't, by any means, ruin the album. In fact, it would seem that they've traded roughness for beauty. Beauty being "nice" songs such as "Drive" and "History". These "nice" songs are something that I felt were lacking in the last album, so it's good to see some experimentation with different genres.
Matt's vocals never fail to impress me. In this album, he seems to have surpassed his already awesome note range. In songs such as "Hospitality", you can see that you're listening to one of the best Nu-Emo singers out there. However, tied in with the point that the album is slightly lighter, there seems to be less vocal input from the drummer. It added a nice touch in the last album, keeping the sound raw, but I guess that's the price you pay when you get famous. Ryan still makes a vocal appearance in the blistering "The End of Nothing", showing that the band still know how to please their fans, and still gain some new ones.
Overall, "Hours" is an excellent album, with huge amounts of potentiol to drive the band into stardom. If you liked Funeral for a Friend because of their heavier, harder songs, then the album might be a bit of a disappointment, but if you're an all out Funeral for a Friend fan, then it's a brilliant follow-up album. My only complaint is that it only has 11 tracks. With the obvious talent that these guys have, and the natural creativity they have as a band, I expected at least another 12 tracks to follow up their last great album. Apart from that, it's all good.


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