Wednesday, 25 February 2009

What is seen and not seen

Via the Austrians, we have another campaign that we can take to our political overlords: let us send them all a copy of a very accessible essay by Bastiat called "What is seen and not seen". And your local councillors. Send a copy to your local newspaper, or even to your favourite national, as well.

It's time to start spreading a bit of economic literacy.

Update: From the comments to this post:

Essential Online Murray Rothbard Books

The Mystery of Banking
America's Great Depression
Man, Economy, and State (with Power and Market)
The Case Against the Fed
The Austrian Theory of Money
The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar
What Has the Government Done to Our Money?

Other Great Online Austrian Books

Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays (Mises et al)
The Causes of the Economic Crisis (Mises)
The Theory of Money and Credit (Mises)
Prices and Production, and Other Works (Hayek)
Understanding the Dollar Crisis, (Percy Greaves)
Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles (Jesus Huerta de Soto)
Banking and the Business Cycle (C.A. Phillips)

It's not all as dry and tedious as it might look! :o)

5 comments:

Martin said...

I think our lords and masters are too stupid to even read Bastiat.

I just starting them off with
this.

Nick von Mises said...

They won't be able to understand it, of course. Far better to spread the same thing amongst friends. Even then, it's a struggle for them to see past their blinkers.

Jack Maturin said...

You want Austrians? We got 'em:

Essential Online Murray Rothbard Books

The Mystery of Banking
America's Great Depression
Man, Economy, and State (with Power and Market)
The Case Against the Fed
The Austrian Theory of Money
The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar
What Has the Government Done to Our Money?

Other Great Online Austrian Books

Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays (Mises et al)
The Causes of the Economic Crisis (Mises)
The Theory of Money and Credit (Mises)
Prices and Production, and Other Works (Hayek)
Understanding the Dollar Crisis, (Percy Greaves)
Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles (Jesus Huerta de Soto)
Banking and the Business Cycle (C.A. Phillips)

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

Groan. You are very worthy, Mr Clown, but I could feel my eyelids growing heavy as I read it...yawn. I think I'm going to go back to my Mills and Boon. At least I'm guaranteed a happy ending.

Jack Maturin said...

I used to be an Informix 4GL programmer, Mr Obo. I was even, for a very short while, the Senior Informix DBA for Orange Telecom, in Bristol, until they could find a permie replacement.

So don't tell me about dry and tedious. I know ALL ABOUT dry and tedious! ;-)

(Even now I still have nightmares about ROWID and dirty updates.)