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Omnipotent Government
Omnipotent Government
By Ludwig Von Mises
Yale University Press, 1944, 291 pp.

The author is a distinguished Austrian economist, now an exile in the United States. In the present book, which seems destined to become the source of considerable controversy, he gives a logical and uncompromising statement to the doctrine that "statism," or government intervention in the economic process, is the principal cause of our current ills, political as well as economic. His explanation of the rise of Nazism is wholly in terms of this theory and thus subject to serious discount.