For a different project (details forthcoming), I had to type up the blurbs that praise my book on Mises, namely Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action. I suspect that some of you are thinking, “I’m sure it’s a fine book, but I feel no reason to order it.”
Well, that would be a serious mistake. So over the next few days I’ll run some of the blurbs here, to prod you into human action.
“In Choice, Robert P. Murphy’s achievement is extraordinary. He not only makes Human Action more easily understandable, but also does what Mises could not do. He relates Mises’ ideas to late twentieth and early twenty-first century developments in economics and other fields and shows how these ideas are so vitally important for both economists and the general public alike.” – Mario J. Rizzo, Professor of Economics and Director of the Program on the Foundations of the Market Economy, New York University
“Robert P. Murphy is a gifted expositor and one of the greatest teachers of Austrian School economics…Murphy’s thorough, engaging, and funny book Choice will help spread Mises’ message far and wide.” – Peter G. Klein, Professor of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri
“Economics is never a dismal science when Robert P. Murphy writes about it.” – Lawrence W. Reed, President, Foundation for Economic Education.
“Choice also provides an excellent introduction to the Austrian School in general. It deserves to be read, and read widely, and will contribute significantly to fulfilling Mises’ own desire that everyone should know economics, not just experts.” – Steven G. Horwitz, Charles A. Dana Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, St. Lawrence University
“I expect [Choice] will be the go-to text used by the next generation of students to discover the importance of market processes for human flourishing.” – Robert A. Lawson, Jerome M. Fullinwider Chair in Economic Freedom, O’Neal Central for Global Markets and Freedom, Southern Methodist University
“Well, this is a delight. After some 65 years of failed attempts to present Ludwig von Mises’ grand treatise Human Action in a digestible and accessible format, Robert P. Murphy has finally succeeded.” – Jeffrey A. Tucker, Founder and Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me; former Editorial Vice President, Ludwig von Mises Institute