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Michael A. Heilperin

Michael Heilperin was born in 1909 in Warsaw, Poland. He was a friend and colleague of Ludwig von Mises's in Geneva, and his specialization was the international monetary system. He applied the Austrian theory of the business cycle along with his knowledge of the balance of payments to warn against the rise of monetary nationalism. See his literature archive.

Economic Nationalism: From Mercantilism to World War II

Mises DailyJuly 13, 2010
The rulers of that period had far-reaching powers over the activities of their subjects, while individual liberties were largely submerged.

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Aristotelian Self-Sufficiency through the Middle Ages

Mises DailyJune 28, 2010
Obviously the word [mercantilism] can only be used within strict limitations, but, alien as the conception of a national economy still was to the governments of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, it is plain from their conduct that they desired to protect the industry and commerce...

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Prosperity vs. Peace

Audio/VideoJune 1, 2010
Collectivism and interventionism emphasize the importance of national boundaries. Indeed, they make territorial expansion once more worthwhile because, within the wider area, there are more resources and a greater scope for planning, writes Michael A. Heilperin. This audio Mises Daily is narrated...

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Prosperity vs. Peace

Mises DailyJune 1, 2010
The collectivistic and neomercantilistic writers of today seek prosperity along a road which necessarily takes us further and further away from peace.

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Studies in Economic Nationalism

BooksJanuary 28, 2010
How did the age of mercantilism become the age of free trade only to revert again in the 20th century? Written during the mid-century period of hyper-nationalism, this book solves that puzzle.

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