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Caplan on "The Awful Mill"

BiographiesPolitical Theory

Blog03/26/2012

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

Blog05/22/2008
 

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

Blog05/14/2008

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

Blog05/01/2008

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

Biographies

Blog12/21/2007

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

Blog11/28/2007

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

Biographies

Blog11/20/2007

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

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Simon Newcomb?

Biographies

Blog10/15/2007

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

Blog10/10/2007

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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