Rev Austrian Econ (2010) 23:193–198 DOI 10.1007/s11138-009-0101-9 Jesus Huerta de Soto, Book review of The Austrian school: Market order and entrepreneurial creativity Daniel D’Amico Published online: 3 December 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009 I imagine that Jesus Huerta de Soto’s new book The Austrian School: Market Order and Entrepreneurial Creativity must have been extremely difficult to write. He explains his goal for the text as: “we shall explain the fundamental principles of the dynamic, Austrian concept of the market, and we will point out the main differences between the Austrian perspective and the neoclassical paradigm” (p. ix). In short, de Soto tries to respond to the popular but pesky question, “what is so special about Austrian economics?” I say that this book must have been difficult to write not because this question is difficult to answer. On the contrary, de Soto does an excellent job surveying the many distinctive features of Austrian economics. Communicating the uniqueness of Austrianism comes easy to de Soto, for he has clearly researched widely in the tradition and mastered its positions. Instead, I imagine that this book was a great challenge to put together because there are so many different ways that the
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