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Robert Higgs

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of LibertyMurray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom

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Robert Higgs is senior fellow in political economy for the Independent Institute and editor of The Independent Review. He is the 2007 recipient of the Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Cause of Liberty, and the 2015 Murray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom.

Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society, by Robert Higgs

December 1, 2004
Reading Robert Higgs’s magnificent collection of essays leaves one puzzled. Higgs is the foremost American economic historian who writes from a free-market perspective...

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The Transformation of the American Economy, 1865-1914

August 19, 2011
The Gilded Age — lasting from 1865 to World War I — was an era of economic growth never before seen in the history of the world. Robert Higgs explains why...

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Regime Uncertainty

July 22, 2015
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2015.

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Growth of the US Welfare State

July 21, 2015
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2015.

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War and the Growth of Government

July 20, 2015
Recorded at the Mises Institute on 20 July 2015.

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Review of In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918-1938 by Butler Shaffer

Butler Shaffer's well-written monograph, In Restraint of Trade , describes in extensive detail why and how most businessmen pleaded for the government to tame them between the end of World War I and the eve of World War II...

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