F.A. Harper

F A Harper

Floyd Arthur “Baldy” Harper (1905–1973) was a Cornell University professor and member of the Mont Pelerin Society. He helped start up the Foundation for Economic Education, codirected the William Volker Fund, and founded the Institute for Humane Studies. At Harper’s death, Murray Rothbard wrote, “Ever since he came to the Foundation for Economic Education in 1946 as its chief economist and theoretician, Baldy Harper, in a very real sense, has been the libertarian movement. For all these years, this gentle and lovable man, this wise and Socratic teacher, has been the heart and soul and nerve center of the libertarian cause.”

Read Rothbard’s memorial: Floyd Arthur ‘Baldy’ Harper, RIP.

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Mises Daily F.A. Harper
[ This address was given before the Mont Pelerin Society at St. Moritz, Switzerland, on September 4, 1957.] There are times when one’s humility seems to go on vacation, as it did for me when Professor...
Mises Daily F.A. Harper
Another enticing sign along the road toward serfdom is “equality.” It is one of the most appealing enticements of all, and therefore holds great danger to liberty and freedom.