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Robert Higgs

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

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

Robert Higgs is senior fellow in political economy for the Independent Institute and editor of The Independent Review. 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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Public Choice and Political Leadership

Free MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

10/14/2011Mises Daily Articles
Public-choice analysis fosters cynicism about political leaders. But not as much as they deserve.
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My Methodological Journey

BiographiesU.S. Economy

10/05/2011Mises Daily Articles
My journey away from neoclassical epistemology began with my reading of works by F.A. Hayek.
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It's Not about Consumption!

EducationFree MarketsBusiness CyclesInterventionism

09/15/2011Mises Daily Articles
The economy remains moribund, but not because consumption spending has failed to recover.
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How Government Impedes Recovery

EducationU.S. HistoryBusiness CyclesInterventionism

09/09/2011Mises Daily Articles
This is your opportunity to meet Robert Higgs, hear a live lecture, and ask your own question of this remarkable thinker.
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The Drive for Regulatory Harmonization

Free MarketsInterventionism

08/25/2011Mises Daily Articles
Business support for regulatory harmonization at the federal level gave birth to an unmanageable offspring that strangled market forces.
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