by Robert Higgs In college in the 1960s I was not a political person. Although I took a keen interest in politics, especially in the war that was raging in Vietnam, I concentrated on my studies, earning a living, and chasing women. After I began work as a professor, in 1968, I gravitated quickly from […]
Lecture presented by Robert Higgs at the Mises Circle in Houston: “Great Economic Myths,” Saturday 29 January 2008; Sponsored by Jeremy S. Davis. http://mises.org Robert Higgs, Ph.D. is an American economist of the Austrian School and a libertarian anarchist. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute and is […]
Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Bob Higgs at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2013. Includes a Question and Answer period.
Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture by Robert Higgs was presented at the 2012 Mises University in Auburn, Alabama. Includes an introduction my Mark Thornton. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
By Robert Higgs | published in Reason on Tue. March 19, 2013 Ten years after the U.S. government launched its second war against Iraq, we may draw many conclusions about its having done so and about the actions and events that followed. The chief conclusion I draw is nothing new; indeed, it is the oldest […]
By Robert Higgs • Sunday August 11, 2013 Libertarians dream of cutting back the bloated Leviathan under whose weight people now struggle simply to catch their breath—breathing freely being almost beyond imagination. A few of us dream of eliminating the state altogether, however much we recognize the impossibility of doing so. Many more libertarians, however, believe that […]
The Gilded Age, lasting from 1865 to World War I, was an era of economic growth never before seen in the history of the world. The standard of living of the modern age was born during this time of phenomenal transition. Lives lengthen. Wealth exploded. The middle class lived better than kings a century earlier. […]
By Robert Higgs | August 20, 2009 Slavery existed for thousands of years, in all sorts of societies and all parts of the world. To imagine human social life without it required an extraordinary effort. Yet, from time to time, eccentrics emerged to oppose it, most of them arguing that slavery is a moral monstrosity and […]
by Robert Higgs This interview of Robert Higgs by Ángel Martín appeared (in Spanish translation) in La Escuela Austriaca desde Adentro II: Historias e ideas de sus pensadores, ed. Adrián Ravier (Madrid: Unión Editorial, 2011) How did you come to know Austrian economics? I discovered Austrian economics by accident, and learned more about it gradually […]