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Economics in One Lesson

By Henry Hazlitt

 


Henry Hazlitt is the premier elucidator of economic principles. On virtually any important issue—from international trade deficits to recession cures, from the minimum wage to soak-the-rich tax policies—a matchless, crystal-clear analysis awaits you.


Table of Contents


Preface to the New Edition

Preface to the First Edition


PART ONE: THE LESSON

1. The Lesson


PART TWO: THE LESSON APPLIED

2. The Broken Window

3. The Blessings of Destruction

4. Public Works Mean Taxes

5. Taxes Discourage Production

6. Credit Diverts Production

7. The Curse of Machinery

8. Spread-the-Work Schemes

9. Disbanding Troops and Bureaucrats

10. The Fetish of Full Employment

11. Who's "Protected" by Tariffs?

12. The Drive for Exports

13. "Parity" Prices

14. Saving the X Industry

15. How the Price System Works

16. Stabilizing Commodities

17. Government Price-Fixing

18. What Rent Control Does

19. Minimum Wage Laws

20. Do Unions Really Raise Wage?

21. "Enough to Buy Back the Product"

22. The Function of Profits

23. The Mirage of Inflation

24. The Assault on Saving

25. The Lesson Restated


PART THREE: THE LESSON AFTER THIRTY YEARS

26. The Lesson After Thirty Years


A Note on Books

Index



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