Required Reading


Basic Economics – Thomas Sowell
Human Action – Ludwig von Mises
Principles of Economics – Carl Menger

Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow – Ludwig von Mises
The Housing Boom and Bust – Thomas Sowell
Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles – Jesús Huerta de Soto
The Positive Theory of Capital – Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk

I, Pencil – Leonard Read
Epistemological Problems of Economics – Ludwig von Mises
Das Kapital – Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
The Creature from Jekyll Island – G. Edward Griffin

Sociology, Politics and Law

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind – Gustave Le Bon
Intellectuals and Society – Thomas Sowell
The 48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene

No Treason Volumes I, II, VI – Lysander Spooner
The Law – Frédéric Bastiat
An Agorist Primer – Samuel Edward Konkin III
The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude – Étienne de La Boétie
The Two Treaties of Government – John Locke

A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles – Thomas Sowell
The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy – Thomas Sowell
Discrimination and Disparities – Thomas Sowell

Anatomy of the State – Murray Rothbard
Manifesto of the Communist Party – Karl Marx
Mein Kampf – Adolf Hitler
The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State – Friedrich Engels

Philosophy and Religion

Hebrew Bible
Christian Bible
Epic of Gilgamesh

Protagoras – Plato
Five Dialogues – Plato
Republic – Plato
Nicomachean Ethics – Aristotle

Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu

The Myth of Sisyphus – Albert Camus
The Stranger – Albert Camus
Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
Letters from a Stoic – Seneca
Basic Works – Thomas Aquinas
Utopia – Thomas More
The City of the Sun – Tommaso Campanella
The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri

Human, All Too Human – Friedrich Nietzsche
Thus Spoke Zarathustra – Friedrich Nietzsche
Discourse on Method – Rene Descartes
Meditations on First Philosophy – Rene Descartes
The World as Will and Representation – Arthur Schopenhauer
Being and Time – Martin Heidegger
Simulations – Jean Baudrillard
Leviathan – Thomas Hobbes
Walden – Henry David Thoreau

It would impossible to limit many of these works to a single category, or whether fiction or not it makes little difference, as there is significant overlap in themes, topics explored, and social commentary.