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Robert Higgs

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Speeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesLibertarian Papers

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

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.

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The Power of the State versus the Power of Love

Political Theory

08/06/2013The Free Market
The Free Market 31, no. 8 (August 2013) For thousands of years, philosophers have argued that society must invest great power in the rulers because only great power can hold back the forces of evil—violence, plunder, and disorder. They have often conceded, however, that this solution has a down...


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The State Is Too Dangerous to Tolerate

Big GovernmentInterventionism

Archived from the live broadcast, this lecture was presented by Bob Higgs at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2013. Includes a Question and Answer period.
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Why This Gigantic "Intelligence" Apparatus?

The Police StateInterventionism

06/18/2013Mises Daily Articles
Consider the sheer idiocy of paying legions of twenty-somethings who cannot speak Arabic, Farsi, or Pashtun, and who know practically nothing of the history, customs, folkways, and traditions of these places.
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