This selection of essays explores the impact of labor unions on business and the economy. These essays explore topics such as industrialization, wages, working conditions, the freedom to work, strikes, and inflation.
“The union ideology is as animate and alive today as it was at its beginning. Most contemporary economists still cling to the age-gold notions of employer holding power and labor inability to wait, or to some aged exploitation doctrine. But in contrast to yesteryear, unionism now is deeply entrenched in tradition, legislation, and jurisdiction.”
Hans F. Sennholz
Hans F. Sennholz (1922–2007) was an economist of the Austrian school of economics who studied under Ludwig von Mises. After serving in the Luftwaffe in World War II, he took degrees at the universities of Marburg and Köln. He then moved to the United States to study for a Ph.D. at New York University. He was Ludwig von Mises's first PhD student in the United States. He taught economics at Grove City College, 1956–1992, having been hired as department chair upon arrival. After he retired, he became president of the Foundation for Economic Education, 1992–1997. Calvinist Political Philosopher, John W. Robbins pointed out in a book printed in honor of Sennholz shortly after his death that "Sennholz,[...]rests his defense of a free society on revelation."
Fellow Austrian Joseph Salerno has notably praised Sennholz as an under-appreciated member of the Austrian school who "writes so clearly on such a broad range of topics that he is in danger of suffering the same fate as Say and Bastiat. As another fellow Austrian Joseph Schumpeter pointed out, these two brilliant nineteenth-century French economists, who were also masters of economic rhetoric, wrote with such clarity and style that their work was misjudged by their British inferiors as 'shallow' and 'superficial'."
2008 U.S. presidential candidate Ron Paul credits his fascination with economics to meeting Sennholz and getting to know him well. Peter Boettke, Deputy Director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy at George Mason University, first learned economics from Sennholz as a student at Grove City College.
He was an adjunct scholar of the Mises Institute and in October, 2004, was awarded the Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for lifetime defense of liberty.
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