Robert Higgs Archive

Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, author or editor of over fourteen Independent books, and Editor at Large of Independent’s quarterly journal The Independent Review.

Full Biography and Recent Publications

Gratitude in an Unfree World



Everyone who knows me knows that I loathe government as it now exists everywhere. But yesterday, as I set out to walk Fly Boy down the road through the jungle as usual, I was struck by what a beautiful day it was, and I determined to count my blessings.

On the “Participatory” Part of “Participatory Fascism”



A complicated order is established to maintain the status quo.

Astute Socialists Opt for Participatory Fascism in Practice



A quick thought on the modern socialist’s approach.

Two Worlds—Politics and Everything Else



The blight of politics casts a shadow over daily life.

The Delusion of a Win-Win Trade War



The only way to win a trade war is not to fight one.

Two-way Trade in the “Same” Commodity



Government interference neglects the nuance of trade.

Want to “Steal Back” a Job Now Held by an Immigrant Worker?



Greetings, American friends, Do you hanker for a job putting roofs on houses in the hot summer sun, or cutting up carcasses (and your fingers) in a frigid meat or poultry packing plant, or doing manual labor on construction sites and roads in all kinds of weather, or cooking, bussing tables, and washing dishes…
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Johns Hopkins University: Launching Pad for My Fifty Years as a Professional Economist



Reflections on the university that bred success and sound economic thinking.

The Balance of International Payments Is Economic Nonsense



The nation-based “balance of international payments” accounting system is misleading and nonsensical.

On Coming to Grips with the Nature of the State



There is a critical disconnect between the ivory-tower conceptions and the reality of the modern state.

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