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David Gordon

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Works Published inMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesEssays in Political EconomyQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsMises ReviewThe Free MarketThe AustrianSpeeches and Presentations

AwardsMurray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom

David Gordon is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He was educated at UCLA, where he earned his PhD in intellectual history. He is the author of Resurrecting Marx: The Analytical Marxists on Exploitation, Freedom, and JusticeThe Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics,An Introduction to Economic Reasoning, and Critics of Marx. He is also editor of Secession, State, and Liberty and co-editor of H.B. Acton'sMorals of Markets and Other Essays.

Dr. Gordon is the editor of The Mises Review, and a contributor to such journals as analysisThe International Philosophic QuarterlyThe Journal of Libertarian Studies, and The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

All Works

The Marginal Revolutionaries: How Austrian Economists Fought the War of Ideas

CapitalismHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

05/21/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
David Gordon reviews Janek Wasserman's "The Marginal Revolutionaries" and finds some concerning errors and misunderstandings.
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The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society

Book Reviews

05/21/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Binyamin Appelbaum, the main writer on economics for the New York Times , thinks that economics was appropriately progressive—favoring severe market restrictions—in the first half of the twentieth century. All this changed in the fifties.
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Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work So Well, and Why They Can Fail So Badly

Book Reviews

05/20/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
David Gordon reviews John Quiggin's "Economics in Two Lessons," an effort to correct Hazlitt's "Economics in One Lesson" by adding "important truths about the limitations of the market."
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Prosperity and Liberty: What Venezuela Needs…

Economic FreedomFree MarketsSocialism

05/20/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
David Gordon reviews Prosperity and Liberty , a compilation of essays on Venezuela's wrecked economy and plans for reconstruction, edited by Rafael Acevedo.
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Adam Smith and Benevolence

CapitalismPhilosophy and Methodology

Buyers and sellers in the free market do indeed act from self-interest, but Adam Smith never argued that this excludes friendly feelings for those they do business with.
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