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The Forgotten Hazlitt Book

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10/08/2020Jeff Deist

Most of you know the great journalist Henry Hazlitt for his remarkable Economics in One Lesson. But in this episode, Jeff Deist discusses Hazlitt's virtually unknown 1942 book A New Constitution Now, which is nothing short of a how-to guide for remaking the US constitutional system. Hazlitt was concerned about FDR's third term and what it meant for presidential power, along with what he saw as the benefits of a quasi-parliamentary government for the US. This is a radical and controversial book, with detailed proposals and serious rebuttals to likely objections. It's a book that deserves a wider audience, especially by those frustrated with the two-party stranglehold on DC.

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Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.

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