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F.A. Harper

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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.

The Writings of F. A. Harper, Volume 1: The Major Works

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/15/1978Books
In these collected writings of F. A. Harper, concerned with liberty in the broadest sense, are to be found some of his conclusions.
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Liberty: A Path to Its Recovery

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

05/28/1949Books
Here is Harper's early manifesto (1949), in which he reveals a sophisticated understanding of free markets and freedom.
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Why Wages Rise

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheorySubjectivismValue and Exchange

01/01/1957Books
Wages are of prime importance in any advanced economy such as ours. They affect us all far more than seems evidenced in our concern about them.
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This Way Toward Equality

Free MarketsMedia and CultureEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

03/26/2019Audio/Video
Equalization of incomes can be accomplished only by moving down the road toward serfdom.
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This Way Toward Equality

Free MarketsMedia and CultureEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

03/26/2019Mises Daily Articles
Equalization of incomes can be accomplished only by moving down the road toward serfdom.
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Capital As a Form of Charity

Labor and WagesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog11/13/2017
Both fact and logic seem to support the view that savings invested in privately owned economic tools of production amount to an act of charity.
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The Greatest Economic Charity

Free MarketsProduction Theory

01/06/2012Mises Daily Articles
Mises's main renown is as an economist. Yet to me he is a charitable person even more than an economist.
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Government and Progress

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionism

11/23/2011Mises Daily Articles
In the acts of government, a singleness of conduct is attempted that by its very nature defies the law of variation — the requisite of progress.
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