Someone asked me today to send them a list of Austrian primers, to get started with the one form of economics which actually manages to coherently explain all economic phenomena from inflation through to welfare dependency, via empire building, and onto boom and bust. I thought this might be a useful list for other budding Austrians to get their teeth into.
What has the government done to our money? A primer for inflation. Read around 10 linked pages for a good precis on the whys, hows, whens, and wheres, of what inflation is and how it comes about:
What else you should know about inflation. The classic text in the Austrian field:
The origin of the horrors of the Welfare state and why it always destroys the human spirit:
How the welfare state corrupted Sweden:
Man vs. The Welfare State. Another Hazlitt classic:
The Welfare state's attack on the family:
Democracy. The God that failed:
The myth of efficiency (or the myth of the economy of scale):
Economics in one lesson. A complete synopsis of Austrian economics:
What is the Austrian school?
Intellectuals and why the state looks after them:
Business Cycle - Boom and Bust - and how Austrianism explains it:
Man, Economy, and State. A complete economic treatise, in much greater depth.
Human Action. The defining work of Austrian Economics:
That should be enough to keep anyone going for a few days! :-)