Principles of Economics By Carl Menger


Carl Menger was a student to no one.

Principles of Economics was the book that reformulated, and rescued, economic science. It kicked off the Marginalist Revolution, which sought to correct the theoretical errors of the old classical school. The classical economists made grave errors in their theories of value. These flaws created enough confusion to make the ideology of Marxism seem more plausible than it really was.

Menger’s work establishes the theory that the marginal utility of goods is the true source of economic value, not the labor inputs that went into making them. This revelation meant the ultimate source of all economic value is the individual mind.

Menger set out to explain the precise nature of economic value, and root economics firmly in the real-world actions of individual human beings, and succeeded. For this reason, Carl Menger was the founder of the Austrian school of economics.

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  • Jeffrey Tucker

    Principles of Economics

    Principles of Economics by Carl Menger Carl Menger’s book began economics anew. He took a strictly logical approach to sorting out the errors of the past. Here is the foundation of subjective value, marginal utility, and Austrian microeconomics generally. His description of the origin of money fits cryptocurrency beautifully. Kick off the discussion! Questions, comments, observations or elaborations? Either reply here or create a new discussion using the tag Library_Principles of Economics

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