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: "Monetary calculation and cost accounting constitute the most important intellectual tool of the capitalist entrepreneur, and it was no one less than Goethe who pronounced the system of double-entry bookkeeping one of the finest inventions of the human mind." - Liberalism