The Artful Dilettante’s Reading List: Part I

The books in this Reading List have been given an unqualified Five-Star rating by the Artful Dilettante. They are masterpieces of their specific disciplines with brilliant insights into the human condition. As such, they are all but ignored in the halls of modern academia.


The Rise and Fall of Society Frank Chodorov
The Creature from Jekyll IslandG. Edward Griffin
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand BasicEconomicsHenry Hazlitt
Human Action: A Treatise on EconomicsLudwig von Mises
Socialism: An Economic and Sociological AnalysisLudwig von Mises
The Theory of Money and CreditLudwig von Mises
The Anti-Capitalism MentalityLudwig von Mises
Planned ChaosLudwig von Mises
Liberty and PropertyLudwig von Mises
Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total WarLudwig von Mises
Marxism Unmasked: From Delusion to DestructionLudwig von Mises
Man, Economy, and StateMurray Rothbard
Power and MarketMurray Rothbard
What Has Government Done to Our MoneyMurray Rothbard
America’s Great DepressionMurray Rothbard
The Case Against the FedMurray Rothbard
Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign PolicyMurray Rothbard
The Panic of 1819: Reactions and PoliciesMurray Rothbard
Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human ActionRobert P. Murray
Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis Michael D. Tanner
Architects of Ruin Peter Schweizer
Capitalism and Freedom (40th Anniversary Edition)Milton Firedman
End the Fed Ron Paul
Meltdown Thomas E. Woods
In Defense of Global Capitalism Johan Norberg
Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy Thomas Sowell
Marxism: Philosophy and Economics Thomas Sowell
Discovery, Capitalism, and Distributive Justice Israel M. Kirzner
Capitalism: A Treatise on EconomicsGeorge Reisman
Popular Economics: What the Rollings Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics John Tamny

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