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Human Action is the magnum opus of Ludwig von Mises, first published in 1949. It defined a large part of present Austrian Economics.


Part One: Human Action[]

  1. Acting Man
  2. The Epistemological Problems of the Sciences of Human Action
  3. . Economics and the Revolt Against Reason
  4. A First Analysis of the Category of Action
  5. Time
  6. Uncertainty
  7. Action Within the World

Part Two: Actions Within the Framework of Society[]

  1. Human Society
  2. The Role of Ideas
  3. Exchange Within Society

Part Three: Economic Calculation[]

  1. Valuation Without Calculation
  2. The Sphere of Economic Calculation
  3. Monetary Calculation as a Tool of Action

Part Four: Catallactics or Economics of the Market Society[]

  1. The Market
  2. Prices
  3. Indirect Exchange
  4. Action in the Passing of Time
  5. Interest
  6. Interest, Credit Expansion, and the Trade Cycle
  7. Work and Wages
  8. The Nonhuman Original Factors of Production
  9. The Data of the Market
  10. Harmony and Conflict of Interests

Part Five: Social Cooperation Without a Market[]

  1. The Imaginary Construction of a Socialist Society
  2. The Impossibility of Economic Calculation Under Socialism

Part Six: The Hampered Market Economy[]

  1. The Government and the Market
  2. Interference by Taxation
  3. Restriction of Production
  4. Interference with the Structure of Prices
  5. Currency and Credit Manipulation
  6. Confiscation and Redistribution
  7. Syndicalism and Corporativism
  8. The Economics of War
  9. The Welfare Principle Versus the Market Principle
  10. The Crisis of Interventionism

Part Seven: The Place of Economics in Society[]

  1. The Nondescript Character of Economics
  2. The Place of Economics in Learning
  3. Economics and the Essential Problems of Human Existence

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See also: Human Action Comics