Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis

by Ludwig Von Mises

Hardcover, 2010


Liberty Fund Inc. (2010), Edition: 2, 596 pages


More than thirty years ago F. A. Hayek said of Socialism: "It was a work on political economy in the tradition of the great moral philosophers, a Montesquieu or Adam Smith, containing both acute knowledge and profound wisdom. . . . To none of us young men who read the book when it appeared was the world ever the same again."This is a newly annotated edition of the classic first published in German in 1922. It is the definitive refutation of nearly every type of socialism ever devised. Mises presents a wide-ranging analysis of society, comparing the results of socialist planning with those of free-market capitalism in all areas of life. Friedrich Hayek's foreword comments on the continuing relevance of this great work: "Most readers today will find that Socialism has more immediate application to contemporary events than it had when it first appeared."… (more)



Original language


Original publication date

1932 (rev.)
1951 (rev.)

Physical description

596 p.; 6.5 inches


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