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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.

Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society, by Robert Higgs

Big GovernmentThe Police State

12/01/2004Mises Review
Reading Robert Higgs’s magnificent collection of essays leaves one puzzled. Higgs is the foremost American economic historian who writes from a free-market perspective.
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The Transformation of the American Economy, 1865-1914

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

08/19/2011Books
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. Robert Higgs explains why.
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The Living Reality of Military-Economic Fascism

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

09/21/2018Mises Daily Articles
No organization has more money at its disposal than the US government, which attracts thieves and con men at least in full proportion to its control of wealth.
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Higgs on Hulsmann and Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism

09/17/2018Power & Market
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Nonsense on Deflation

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

08/11/2018The Free Market
That deflation is always and everywhere a bad thing is now an almost universal article of faith among mainstream economists and financial commentators.
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dec08_0.pdf

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The Rise of the West

Free MarketsWorld History

12/29/2017Mises Daily Articles
Throughout history, material privation and chronic insecurity were the norm.
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Robert Higgs: The State is too Dangerous to Tolerate

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign Policy

07/22/2016Audio/Video
Robert Higgs demolishes many of the popular misconceptions about — and justifications for — the state.
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