By David J. Theroux | Saturday May 7, 2011 at 4:04 PM PST | 1 Comment
Senior Fellow Robert Higgs has just superbly reviewed for the Journal of Policy History the very important book, War, Revenue, and State Building: Financing the Development of the American State, by Sheldon D. Pollack (Cornell University Press). In addition, this weekend Dr. Higgs has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree in the social sciences...
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Tags: American History, and State Building, Books, Budget and Tax Policy, Culture, Economics, Education, Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala, Law, Liberty, Military, Money and Banking, Power, Revenue, Socialism, statism, Taxation, The State, War, warfare state
By Art Carden | Saturday December 4, 2010 at 10:14 AM PST | 5 Comments
In my Econ 100 class, we discussed Milton Friedman and monetarism on Thursday. Some of my students mentioned Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, and I emailed everyone links to Robert Lawson’s and my paper “Human Rights and Economic Liberalization” and my review essay on Klein’s book. After I distributed the published version of my...
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By Robert Higgs | Wednesday August 4, 2010 at 7:40 AM PST | 12 Comments
With great sadness, I convey the news I have just received that Manuel F. Ayau died yesterday. Known to his friends as Muso, Ayau was one of the greatest persons I have had the privilege to know. I am not given to hero worship, but I do not hesitate to affirm that, to me, Muso...
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Tags: Austrian School of Economics, Civil Society, classical liberalism, Culture, Economics, Education, entrepreneur, Family, Free Market, free market economics, Guatemala, individual liberty, Integrity, Latin America, libertarianism, Liberty, Luudwig von Mises, Manuel Ayau, Morality, Natural Law, Personal Liberty, Philosophy, Universidad Francisco Marroquin