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Human action, not plans, make the world go 'round,
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This review is from: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Paperback)
Starting from two irrefutable premises 1) Humans act, 2) They act in order to improve their current condition, Mises builds an astounding edifice that demonstrates the supremacy of what is called laissez faire capitalism. Only each individual knows how best to meet his or her own needs. All the other isms which require or depend on government intervention to one degree or another are doomed to ultimately fail because of this. This is not an easy book to read but worth the effort. Mises smashes what passes for economic reasoning by most journalists, lawyers, and politicians through the use of logic based on sound economic theory.