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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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The Omelet Has No Rights

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

10/13/2009Mises Daily Articles
"Since the functional unit of all life and all action is the individual person, it is here that any sound concept of human rights must be anchored."
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Liberty Defined

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and Methodology

08/18/2007Mises Daily Articles
A person cannot do right except in a situation where there is also the option of doing wrong.
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An Introduction to Value Theory

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsValue and Exchange

12/25/2006Mises Daily Articles
A wholly voluntary economy results in the greatest general welfare to all the persons of that society.
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The Writings of F. A. Harper, Volume 1: The Major Works

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

In these collected writings of F. A. Harper, concerned with liberty in the broadest sense, are to be found some of his conclusions.
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