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F.A. Harper

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Floyd Arthur "Baldy" Harper (1905–1973) was a Cornell University professor and member of the Mont Pelerin Society. He helped start up the Foundation for Economic Education, codirected the William Volker Fund, and founded the Institute for Humane Studies. At Harper's death, Murray Rothbard wrote, "Ever since he came to the Foundation for Economic Education in 1946 as its chief economist and theoretician, Baldy Harper, in a very real sense, has been the libertarian movement. For all these years, this gentle and lovable man, this wise and Socratic teacher, has been the heart and soul and nerve center of the libertarian cause."

Read Rothbard's memorial: Floyd Arthur 'Baldy' Harper, RIP.

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Fringe Benefits: A Threat to Progress

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

05/10/2011Mises Daily Articles
Ostensibly their purpose is to reduce turnover of labor and stabilize employment. But they tend to freeze a worker in his job.
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Why Unions Oppose Pay Incentives

Free MarketsInterventionism

04/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
When unions oppose the general policy of extra pay for extra work, as under incentive or piecework payment, they are merely extending the practice of featherbedding.
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Democracy and Liberty

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

04/05/2011Mises Daily Articles
It is generally accepted that a government can enslave the citizens — unless it is a democratic government. Mistake!
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The Greatest Economic Charity

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and Methodology

12/14/2009Mises Daily Articles
The greatest economic charity is that which enables persons to become independent of alms and therefore most self-reliant and secure under freedom.
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What College — If Any

EducationFree MarketsLegal SystemOther Schools of Thought

11/17/2009Mises Daily Articles
The liberal traditions on which this nation was founded are now so little understood that each person will have to largely do his own research, laboriously and carefully.
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