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Alexander Gray

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Professor Sir Alexander Gray (1882–1968) was a Scottish civil servant, economist, academic, translator, writer, and poet. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1942. In 1948 he published a study of the life and doctrines of Adam Smith. In addition to his economic writings, Gray was an active composer and translator of poetry.

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Ancient Spartan Communism

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

11/02/2012Mises Daily Articles
A state that is at war, or that is perpetually organized for war, dare not tolerate individual liberties.
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The Rebels Against Economics

InterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

04/15/2010Mises Daily Articles
No one would suggest that Marx was consciously dishonest, but a very great deal of intellectual disingenuousness has gone to the explaining (and the explaining away) of Marx. Accordingly, all things considered, I do not like the company of Marx.
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Rousseau's Form of Socialism

InterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/22/2009Mises Daily Articles
"Law for Rousseau is essentially a device whereby those in possession protect themselves against the 'have-nots.'"
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The Socialist Tradition: Moses to Lenin

Other Schools of Thought

"Alexander Gray is my favorite historian of economic thought," wrote Rothbard. "Gray's demolition of socialist writers was apt and devastating."
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The Development of Economic Doctrine: An Introductory Survey

Other Schools of Thought

This treatise alone is enough to establish what is sometimes disputed today: the Austrians were squarely in the mainstream of economic thought before the Keynesian revolution when fallacy triumphed over truth.
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