Kevin Dowd is a lifelong libertarian economist whose main work has been on free banking and financial laissez-faire. He has recently retired from the University of Nottingham in England and lives in Sheffield, England, with his wife and their two daughters. His next book (written with Martin Hutchinson), Alchemists of Loss: How Modern Finance and Government Intervention Crashed the Financial System, is due to be published by Wiley in May.
Ludwig von Mises: "This, then, is freedom in the external life of manthat he is independent of the arbitrary power of his fellows. Such freedom is no natural right. It did not exist under primitive conditions. It arose in the process of social development and its final completion is the work of mature Capitalism." - Socialism