The great Austrian School economist Murray Rothbard not only advanced Austrian school economic theory and the history of economic thought, but he was also very talented at writing about economics in a fashion that an intelligent member of the general public could understand. Below are 10 short essays written for the general public by Rothbard that get to the core of economics and commonly held myths about economics. If you want to learn about economics, these essays are a great start.
Lesson 1: Outlawing Jobs: The Minimum Wage
Lesson 2: The Lure of a Stable Price Level
Lesson 3: The Case for a Genuine Gold Dollar
Lesson 4: The Myth of Efficient Government Service
Lesson 5: How the Business Cycle Happens
Lesson 6: A Note On Mathematical Economics
Lesson 7: The Myths of Reaganomics
Lesson 8: Spotlight on Keynesian Economics
Lesson 9: The Adam Smith Myth
Lesson 10: Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973)
Reprinted with permission from Economic Policy Journal.