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Caplan on "The Awful Mill"

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Bryan Caplan recently blogged about "the awful" John Stuart Mill, calling him  "shockingly muddled."

Rothbard, more than perhaps any other scholar, exposed Mill's muddleheadedness and...

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Unmasking Tyranny Again

BiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


One would not think someone legal historian M.J.C. Vile called "in some ways the most impressive political theorist that America has produced" would remain virtually unknown here. But that is true of John Taylor of Caroline.

John Taylor...

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Louis Michael Spadaro, RIP

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview


Press release here:

Louis Michael Spadaro, Ph.D., the founding dean of the Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration, died on May 3 at his home in Syracuse, N.Y. He was 94. Spadaro, a New York City native, joined the Fordham faculty in 1939, and as professor...

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Bernanke Should Read Mises, says IBD

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


This is a wonderful article in the Investors Business Daily: He Made Free Markets Invaluable. The author is Paul Whitfield, and, unusually in the world of journalism, he put a ton of work into this. He...

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Harry Elmer Barnes, RIP



Murray Rothbard writes:

All persons leave an irreplaceable gap when they die; but this gap is truly enormous in the case of Harry Barnes (1889-1968), for in so many ways he was the Last of the Romans. More specifically, he was the last of the founders of the "New History,...

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Last Knight Live Blog 16

BiographiesMedia and CultureHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


If you remember, the two previous entries were about the problem of economic organization under capitalism and why this system of economic organization makes an integrated and comprehensive theoretical understanding of which a particularly distinctive task. A capitalist, division-of-...

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Interesting review of Last Knight




I finally finished Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, by Jorg Guido Hulsmann. Reading the reports on, I understand that with any work, there are criticisms to be had. I suppose I must joint he...

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Critical Praise of Last Knight in FAZ



Last Friday, an enthusiastic review of Jörg Guido Hülsmann's ...

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Simon Newcomb?



It appears that Garet Garrett's main economic influence in his early education is Simon Newcomb (1835-1909), who is described here is an early marginalist, an advocate of laissez-faire, and an opponent of institutionalism. His...

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Ludwig von Mises, RIP

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Today marks 34 years since the passing of Ludwig von Mises, October 10, 1973. He was 92 years old.

These obituaries are taken from Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, by Jörg Guido Hülsmann:...

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