Product Description About the Author If you want to know where American supporters of free markets learned economics take a look at Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt. A brilliant and pithy work first published in 1946 at a time of rampant statism at home and abroad it taught millions the bad consequences of putting government in charge of economic life. College students all across America and the world still use it and learn from it. It may be the most popular economics text ever written. Mr. Hazlitt--journalist literary critic economist philosopher--was one of the most brilliant public intellectuals of our century. He was born on November 28 1894 and died on July 8 1993 at the age of 98. In his final years he often expressed surprise that Economics in One Lesson had become his most enduring contribution. He wrote it to expose the popular fallacies of its day. He did not know that those fallacies would be government policy for the duration of the century. Hazlitt also wanted to be known for his other contributions which include a novel a trialogue on literary criticism two large treaties on economics and moral philosophy several edited volumes some sixteen other books and countless chapters in books articles commentaries reviews. He once estimated that he had written 10 million words and that his collected works would run to 150 volumes.
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