Economics in One Lesson


  • 218 Pages
  • By Henry Hazlitt


An introduction to basic economics based on a thorough analysis of the most popular economic fallacies. The shortest and surest way to understand basic economics.

Table of Contents

  1. The Lesson
  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 Wages?
  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
  26. The Lesson After Thirty Years

A Note On Books

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Weight .42 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5 × .5 in
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