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Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War

by Ludwig Von Mises

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Omnipotent Government was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world's attention. How had this terrible system gained power? Mises considers and rejects several explanations popular at the time he wrote, such as inherent defects in the German national character. Instead, he looks to the rise of a malignant ideology. Intellectuals spurned the free market in favor of schemes, lacking all support in sound economic theory, which stressed the role of the state in promoting national power and prosperity. Correct economic theory teaches that free trade, not conquest of foreign territories, is the best means to advance prosperity.… (more)

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This is not von Mises’ best work. It dates from 1944 and uses a sort of history of Germany to remake the points against totalitarianism and socialism the he made more clearly in other works. The view taken in the work is that classical liberalism (free markets, democracy, and capitalism) is a freer and more productive environment than socialism, communism, and government planning; that restrictions on trade should be avoided along with government inflation through paper only monies.

The historical value of the work was that it was written and published in English before most of his other and better work was translated. Unless you desire a full read of all his works, you’d be advised to skip this one and go directly to ‘Socialism’, ‘Interventionism’, ‘The Free-Market and its Enemies’, and his masterwork ‘Human Action’. ( )
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Omnipotent Government was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world's attention. How had this terrible system gained power? Mises considers and rejects several explanations popular at the time he wrote, such as inherent defects in the German national character. Instead, he looks to the rise of a malignant ideology. Intellectuals spurned the free market in favor of schemes, lacking all support in sound economic theory, which stressed the role of the state in promoting national power and prosperity. Correct economic theory teaches that free trade, not conquest of foreign territories, is the best means to advance prosperity.

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2 editions of this book were published by Liberty Fund, Inc.

Editions: 0865977542, 0865977534

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