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von MISES, Ludwig: Planned Chaos Signed First Edition

von MISES, Ludwig: Planned Chaos Signed First Edition

Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. SIGNED by von Mises on front flyleaf. Original publisher's green cloth lettered in black; original unclipped dust jacket (light toning overall, with small spot of skinning to spine panel, else fine). FIRST EDITION, of the economist's planned epilogue to his work Socialism (1922). The central point of Planned Chaos is its devastating analysis and refutation of the disastrously "mixed economy," the omnipresent belief that capitalism and socialism are not the only alternative economic systems, that the "third way," variously called "interventionism" or the "hampered economy" is a viable alternative. Dr. von Mises' analysis and evaluation of issues 75 years old read like illuminating insights into today's headlines, particularly his critique of government enforced minimum wage rates (Do you read me, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders?) "The issue," he writes, "is always the same: the government or the market. There is no third solution." INSCRIBED BY VON MISES TO PHILANTHROPIST AND BUSINESSMAN HARRY B. EARHART (1870 1954), on front free endpaper. A highly collectible copy of a rare first edition book, it belongs in a world-class library of freedom. Book #vP1422.


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