The fastest and best way to discover economic basics
Introductory Note from the Foundation for Economic Education:
This primer on economic principles brilliantly analyzes the seen and unseen consequences of political and economic actions. In the words of F.A. Hayek, there is “no other modern book from which the intelligent layman can learn so much about the basic truths of economics in so short a time.” 
Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlit
- HAZLIT: Economics in One Lesson: Preface
- The Lesson
- The Lesson Applied: The Broken Window
- Henry Hazlit—The Blessings of Destruction
- The Blessings of Destruction
- Public Works Means Taxes
Publisher’s Note: [Special Edition for The Foundation for Economic Education, Incl, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, Pocket Books, Inc., Rockefeller Center, N.Y. The Printing History of ECONOMICS IN ONE LESSON: Harper & Brothers edition published July, 1946; 1st printing July, 1946; 2nd printing July, 1946; 3rd printing August, 3946; 4th printing October, 1946; 5th printing February, 1947; 6th printing February, 1948; Reader’s Digest condensed version published August, 1946; February, 1948; Spanish edition (Editorial Kraft, Buenos Aires) published December, 1947; Pocket Book edition published November, 1948; 1st printing October, 1948; Special edition for The Foundation for Economic Education, Inc. May, 1952. Printed in the U.S.A. and published by arrangement with Harper & Brothers. Copyright, 1946, 1948, by Harper & Brothers]
Also Available: Free PDF and as an Abridged Audio Book from the Foundation for Economic Education:
- Free PDF found at: fee.org/files/doclib/20121116_EconomicsInOneLesson.pdf
and Abridged Audio Book read by Henry Hazlit himself: fee.org/files/audioLib/Economics%20in%20One%20Lesson.mp3.
Used with the permission of the Foundation for Economic Education.