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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/5773/economics-in-one-lesson/

Economics in One Lesson

October 19, 2006 by

Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt, full text in PDF in the Study Guide

To see the problem as a whole, and not in fragments: that is the goal of economic science.


Rob October 19, 2006 at 10:02 am

This was the first book on Economics I read after college and was worth every second it took to do it (which wasn’t man as the book is fairly short).

Rob October 19, 2006 at 10:04 am

Should have double check my post before posting…It was fortunately an Economics book, not a Grammar book!

gene berman October 20, 2006 at 2:20 pm

I can’t say anything too superlative about this book, although I didn’t come across it myself unti I was well underway with Mises.

My thought is that it ought to be used as an elementary-school READING book (and thereby serve to enable students, to some degree, to question many of the things they’re told by adults and through media background propaganda).

Julian Fondren December 11, 2007 at 6:23 am

This URL no longer works, and I’ve been recommending it all over the place. What has happened?

Al Fin April 14, 2008 at 8:38 am

Here is a link to an html version of EIOL.
The Mises site you link has a pdf version of The Mainspring of Human Progress, which is another excellent introduction to free market economics.

Quite a library they’ve got at Mises. Thanks for the link.

pejvan May 18, 2008 at 6:18 am

Hi there,
It seems like the link to the PDF file is broken :-(

Ricardo Cruz May 26, 2008 at 5:23 pm

«It seems like the link to the PDF file is broken :-(»

Yeah, they mentioned somewhere they had to take it down because the material is still copyrighted.

Arto Bendiken January 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Too bad about the copyright problem, as it’s a bit of a tragedy to not have this book available as a PDF directly from Mises.org.

Perhaps an HTTP redirect could be put in place to ensure the original URL at least directs the visitor to a useful resource such as the book’s page in the Mises Shop? There must be a ton of inbound links still referencing http://mises.org/books/onelesson.pdf

Searching for a substitute online, this is the best-quality PDF that I could find:


Kelly May 18, 2009 at 10:54 am

Is the study guide still available anywhere? I haven’t been able to find one.

James March 24, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I found it: http://mises.org/books/economics_in_one_lesson_hazlitt.pdf

not sure if I was supposed to though…

John James May 8, 2011 at 3:26 am

It’s possible they finally got permissions and were able to release the LvMI version with the Block intro. But other than that intro, it’s the original 1946 edition as far as I can tell. Definitely not a study guide.

ErnstN June 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Dear James,

thank You a thousand times for Your link. All i could find until now was that crappy pdf version everybody has. Now my eyes finally won’t bleed anymore reading this awesome book!

Thanks and greets from Germany!

Sm August 19, 2011 at 4:37 am

Even better, buy one to get the real reading experience.

I am sure you will find some online store that ships in to Germany, If not this: http://mises.org/store/Economics-in-One-Lesson-P33.aspx

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