Reply To: Which to read first: The Theory of Money and Credit, or Human Action?


I know your question is addressed to Dr Woods but I’ll give you my unsolicited two-cents-worth.

My first contact with Mises came through reading The Theory of Money and Credit. Because it addressed my immediate concerns (e.g. the nature of money) I found it gripping. As soon as I had finished I started on Mises’s other works, beginning with Human Action. Again, I found this to be unputdownable.

My general advice, however, would be to start with Human Action and move on from there. Of course, everybody is different and it’s always better to read around your live interests.

Enjoy reading Mises!