Classic works in the discipline are joined by explorations of how economic reasoning applies to political science and other social sciences, as well as the relevance of economics as moral philosophy. A consistent theme is the view that economics is the study of human choice and its consequences, both intended and unintended.

Adam Smith (1723-1790) Frdric Bastiat (1801-1850) Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973)

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