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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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Why Wages Rise

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheorySubjectivismValue and Exchange

01/01/1957Books
Wages are of prime importance in any advanced economy such as ours. They affect us all far more than seems evidenced in our concern about them.
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Liberty: A Path to Its Recovery

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

05/28/1949Books
Here is Harper's early manifesto (1949), in which he reveals a sophisticated understanding of free markets and freedom.
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