Gene Epstein, former chief economist for the New York Stock Exchange, recently retired from a long tenure as economics editor at Barron's magazine. He currently hosts the popular Soho Forum, a live debate series in New York City.
Volume 20, Number 2 (Summer 2000) An Interview with Gene Epstein Gene Epstein, former chief economist for the New York Stock Exchange, is economics editor at Barron's, where he writes a regular column from the perspective of Austrian economics. He delivered the Hazlitt lecture at the Austrian...
It was nearly 40 years ago that Murray Rothbard changed my life. I was then a PhD candidate in economics at the New School for Social Research in downtown Manhattan, while also teaching principles courses at a local university. And I was rapidly losing interest in the whole subject.
Pictures of the Socialistic Future tells an engrossing story about a socialist paradise that swiftly degenerates into a societal dungeon. It was originally published in an English translation in 1893—which adds immeasurably to its resonance.