The Wisdom of Henry Hazlitt
Автор(и) : Hans F. Sennholz
Издател : Foundation for Economic Education
Място на издаване : Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, USA
Година на издаване : 1993
ISBN : 910614-83-0
Брой страници : 357
Език : английски
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This collection of essays introduces the reader to the economic thought of Henry Hazlitt. The Wisdom of Henry Hazlitt contains essays discussing Hazlitt’s life, philosophy, career, and unwavering defense of the free market.
The master economics teacher, the author of Economics in One Lesson, moves his readers to a deeper knowledge of a range of topics in this outstanding collection of essays.
In the late 1990s, Hans Sennholz carefully selected 30 of Hazlitt's articles that appeared mostly in The Freeman but also other places, and compiled them into a single book under the title The Wisdom of Henry Hazlitt. Most of these articles have appeared in no other collection.
The book begins with a piece written at the end of his life: "Reflections at 70." The next piece is a reflection on a book Hazlitt wrote when he was a very young man, a piece on the art of thinking. So here we have the ""bookends"" to an extraordinary life of thinking and writing.
The next section deals with the market economy, and here the editor has selected Hazlitt's shortest pieces on a variety of topics, from private ownership to prices to income distribution. Next, he deals with the enemies of the market economy. A large section follows that covers the welfare state, foreign aid and other issues of development economics. The book ends with an inspiring selection about the future of the battle between capitalism and planning.
While this is not a systematic treatise, it provides an outstanding overview of all of Hazlitt's writings in this area. The choices reflect Sennholz's own interests but those are also the interests of anyone who appreciates Hazlitt's contribution to communicating economic truth to all people. The collection is indeed well named!
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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