Time Will Run Back By Henry Hazlitt


Time Will Run Back, first published in 1951 and revised in 1966, begins in a fully socialist society in which the new leader, who finds himself in that position only by accident, begins to rethink the economic basis of the system.

This novel is an excellent introduction to the problems of economic systems, and can be a great benefit to young people who are curious about the meaning of economic analysis. It is, in fact, suitable for all ages.

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  • Jeffrey Tucker

    Time Will Run Back

    There aren’t many great pro-freedom novels of note, and even fewer that are this sound on economics questions. On the other hand, it’s pretty clear that the narrative was designed to serve the theory. But the theory here about economic calculation is extremely sound. You can’t read it without getting it. It is also very interesting that Hazlitt so beautifully anticipated the collapse of socialism. Kick off the discussion! Questions, comments, observations or elaborations? Either reply here or create a new discussion using the tag Library_Time Will Run Back

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