Hazlitt reduced the whole teaching of economics to a few principles and explained them in ways that people would never forget, and I love his choice of words, for an example his explanation of Bastiat’s “The Broken Window Fallacy“.
Even though, such texts as Human Action or Man, Economy, and State, are great for their complete and comprehensive overview of economics.
I very much prefer Hazlitt’s and Bastiat’s books for their writing style, ability to reach wide audiences, and for being simple in their break down of common economic fallacies.
I would even go as far to say Bastiat is my favourite economist, his book questions the law and tells us when a law is unjust.
The third, book would be The Case Against the Fed, by Murray Rothbard, particularly because I find it astonishing how the central bank operates, he has also written about the effects on education too.
What are some of your favourite economic books?
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