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Robert Higgs

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of Liberty

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Robert Higgs is senior fellow in political economy for the Independent Institute and editor of The Independent Review. He is the 2007 recipient of the Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Cause of Liberty. 

Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society, by Robert Higgs

JournalsDecember 1, 2004
Reading Robert Higgs’s magnificent collection of essays leaves one puzzled. Higgs is the foremost American economic historian who writes from a free-market perspective...

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The Transformation of the American Economy, 1865-1914

BooksAugust 19, 2011
The Gilded Age — lasting from 1865 to World War I — was an era of economic growth never before seen in the history of the world. Robert Higgs explains why...

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Review of In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918-1938 by Butler Shaffer

Journals
Butler Shaffer's well-written monograph, In Restraint of Trade , describes in extensive detail why and how most businessmen pleaded for the government to tame them between the end of World War I and the eve of World War II...

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How War Leads to Big Government

Audio/VideoJuly 25, 2014
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2014.

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FDA and Consumer Welfare

Audio/VideoJuly 24, 2014
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2014.

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The Anarcho-Pacifism of Leo Tolstoy

Audio/VideoJuly 23, 2014
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2014.

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Government Statistics

Audio/VideoJuly 22, 2014
A private seminar for graduate students. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2014.

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