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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality (1956)

by Ludwig Von Mises

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In The Anti-capitalistic Mentality, the respected economist Ludwig von Mises plainly explains the causes of the irrational fear and hatred many intellectuals and others feel for capitalism. In five concise chapters, he traces the causation of the misunderstandings and resultant fears that cause resistance to economic development and social change. He enumerates and rebuts the economic arguments against and the psychological and social objections to economic freedom in the form of capitalism. Written during the heyday of twentieth-century socialism, this work provides the reader with lucid and compelling insights into human reactions to capitalism.… (more)
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Ludwig Von Mises presents a thought provoking counter argument to left leaning arguments from a pro-capitalist perspective. While I did not necessarily agree with all his points, they are well thought out and thought provoking. Still very relevant today 60 years after being published. ( )
  Aetherson | Apr 26, 2021 |
I had high expectations of Mises as so many people I admire think very highly of him. Well, it must be due to his Economics because this was quite a disappointment. ( )
  SeekingApatheia | Apr 13, 2021 |
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  IgorNemesio | Aug 29, 2020 |
This is a short book (Mises himself calls it an essay), but that should not detract from its value. He asks why some people, particularly in America, “loath capitalism”? He then proceeds to give answers for specific groups of antagonists – intellectuals, artists, modern liberals, and socialists. He provides references and examples in these and other categories. Finally he examines the non-economic arguments against capitalism.

His conclusions might be summarized to say that no system other than the classical liberal one of full laissez-faire capitalism has provided as much wealth and improved living standards for the masses. And further that no other system so well rewards men as they deserve, even though many do not like that result! If you search for liberty as I do this little book, with no complicated economics, could go far to make you a fan of Von Mises. ( )
  ServusLibri | Mar 1, 2009 |
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The characteristic feature of modern capitalism is mass production of goods destined for comsumption by the masses.
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In The Anti-capitalistic Mentality, the respected economist Ludwig von Mises plainly explains the causes of the irrational fear and hatred many intellectuals and others feel for capitalism. In five concise chapters, he traces the causation of the misunderstandings and resultant fears that cause resistance to economic development and social change. He enumerates and rebuts the economic arguments against and the psychological and social objections to economic freedom in the form of capitalism. Written during the heyday of twentieth-century socialism, this work provides the reader with lucid and compelling insights into human reactions to capitalism.

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Editions: 0865976716, 0865976708

 

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