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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

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview


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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Yves Guyot: Molinari's Successor



One of the many fascinating footnotes in Dr. Hulsmann's Mises - Last Knight of Liberalism is this entry: "The uniqueness of Mises's role was still recognized some twenty years later by one of the last surviving...

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The Constitutional Democrat

BiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


James Fenimore Cooper, America's first great national novelist, widely influenced our literature and Americans' sense of history in the 19th century. However, Cooper also wrote about political issues, particularly in The American Democrat (1838), whose themes reflect America's founders,...

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Basil the Evil



I just had the pleasure of preparing a chapter from Flynn's Men of Wealth for publication here. It is on the...

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Hans F. Sennholz, 1922-2007



He who has lived well knows how to die well. Death holds no horrors for him. It is simply the ultimate adventure of life. The death of Hans Sennholz on June 23, 2007, concluded a life of untold adventures. Born (February 3, 1922) in Germany during the hyperinflation soon after World War I, he...

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Benjamin Anderson, 1886-1949

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


It might be May Day in Cuba--the day on which Castro gives his traditional 4–5 hour speech, or so says NPR with exuberant expectation—but at the Mises Institute, it is Benjamin Anderson day. He was born on May 1, 1886. He was an outstanding economist...

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Schumpeter Lives



Yet another biography of this worthy thinker, and some interesting comments on his resurgence.

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A Tribute to Ron

BiographiesFree MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


In a long public life, Ron Paul has always kept faith with the limited defensible role for our federal government. He hasn't sold out that vision to "buy" goodies extorted from others via government coercion, truly representing those disenchanted with the ballooning size scope of government. As...

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Radical Disillusionment

Big GovernmentBiographiesPolitical Theory


Emma Goldman, a young shopkeeper in 1892, was serving a customer in her ice cream parlor in Worcester, Mass., when she got the latest news about a labor strike in Pittsburgh.

As she explains in her autobiography, "Living My Life": "One afternoon a customer came in for an ice cream while I...

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