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Robert Higgs

Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Libertarian Papers

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of LibertyMurray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom

Dr. Robert Higgs is retired and lives in Mexico. He was a senior fellow in political economy for the Independent Institute and longtime editor of The Independent Review; he was also a senior fellow of the Mises Institute. He is the 2007 recipient of the Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Cause of Liberty, and the 2015 Murray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom.

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Why This Gigantic "Intelligence" Apparatus?

The Police StateInterventionism

06/18/2013Mises Daily Articles
Consider the sheer idiocy of paying legions of twenty-somethings who cannot speak Arabic, Farsi, or Pashtun, and who know practically nothing of the history, customs, folkways, and traditions of these places.
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Government Bloat is Not Growth: Real Gross Domestic Private Product, 2000–2011

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyInterventionism

12/20/2012Mises Daily Articles
Given a choice, the people victimized by government “services” would be willing to pay to be rid of them.
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How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor

Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

12/07/2012Mises Daily Articles
In truth, the United States had been at war with Japan long time before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Regime Uncertainty: Some Clarifications

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsBusiness CyclesInterventionism

11/19/2012Mises Daily Articles
A business-hostile administration will provoke more apprehension than a business-friendlier administration.
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Why Austrian? Interview with Higgs

BiographiesFree Markets

07/25/2012Mises Daily Articles
I immediately appreciated the realism of Austrian economics, which contrasts starkly with the often wildly unrealistic assumptions of neoclassical theory.
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