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My Upcoming Speech at Columbia University

  • Columbia University
October 28, 2014

Tags Austrian Economics Overview

Topic: Adam Smith, F.A. Hayek, Ludwig von Mises.

Smith, Hayek and Mises are not only important figures in economics, but in ethics and political philosophy too. The former would have won the Nobel Prize in economics, if this award were given during his lifetime. The middle mentioned one actually did have this honor bestowed upon him, in 1974. The latter should have won this too, but, scandalously, did not. These three are very important for students in that modern economics courses, and economists, tend to ignore all of them, particularly the latter two, who were members of the Austrian School of economics. Block’s lecture will attempt to right this imbalance.

Speaker: Dr. Walter Block Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans

Time and Location:

Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:30pm. 702 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University (entrance at 116th and Broadway or Amsterdam) Free and open to the public

Hosted by the Columbia College Libertarians (libertarians@columbia.edu)

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