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David M. Hart

Works Published inThe Journal of Libertarian Studies

Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecturer at the 2017 Austrian Economics Conference

David Hart is the Online Library director at the Liberty Fund and academic editor of the Collected Works of Frédéric Bastiat. Dr. Hart is an historian and a libertarian with interests in the history of the classical liberal tradition (especially the French), war and culture, libertarian class theory, and film. He has a PhD from King's College, Cambridge, a masters from Stanford University, and a BA Honours degree from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He taught in the Department of History at the University of Adelaide in South Australia for 15 years before moving to the US where he now works for a non-profit foundation. Visit his website and his bibliography.

David Hart is an historian and a libertarian with interests in the history of the classical liberal tradition (especially the French), war and culture, libertarian class theory, and film. He has a PhD from King's College, Cambridge, a masters from Stanford University, and a BA Honours degree from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He taught in the Department of History at the University of Adelaide in South Australia for 15 years before moving to the US where he now works for a non-profit foundation.

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Bastiat: The Unseen Radical

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

03/10/2017Audio/Video
David Hart presents an entertaining and revealing look at one of the true founders of modern libertarian thought: Frédéric Bastiat.

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Gustave de Molinari and the Tradition: Part 3

InterventionismMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Two years after Molinari had first proposed his theory of the "production of security," the English political philosopher, Herbert Spencer, independently pushed free-market liberalism to its anarchist limits in his book Social Statics . Spencer argued that the state was not an "...
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Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition: Part 1

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The origins of liberal anti-statism go back at least to the radical dissent of the Levellers in the English Revolution of the seventeenth century. Their efforts to defend themselves against the power of the state, which wanted to control of prohibit their religious practices, resulted in some of...
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5_3_3_0.pdf

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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition: Part 2

InterventionismMonopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Molinari's most original contribution to political and economic thought is his thesis that the market can provide more cheaply and more efficiently the service of police protection of life, liberty and property. Hitherto, this had been considered to be the monopoly of the state, and it was...
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5_4_4_0.pdf

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