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Wilhelm Ropke: Swiss Localist, Global Economist

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Wilhelm Ropke is probably the most unjustly neglected economist and social critic of the twentieth century. Exiled by Hitler's regime, Ropke was a passionate critic of socialism and the welfare state who was nonetheless keenly attuned to the limits of capitalism. John Zmirak's Wilhelm Ropke, written with the touch of an accomplished writer and journalist, ably demonstrates...more
Paperback, 229 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Intercollegiate Studies Institute (first published December 3rd 2000)
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Benjamin Glaser
Very interesting intellectual biography of 20th-Century economist Wilhelm Roepke. There are a lot of interesting tidbits to Roepke's backstory that really piqued my curiosity, like the fact he almost emigrated to America after being kicked out of Hitler's Germany in the 30's, but soon went to Switzerland primarily because he didn't like America, the land of "big things" which did not sit well with the local-minded Roepke. Though I think that was because he never visited West Virginia. ;)

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Troy Gibson
Great biography of a great thinker, economist, social philosopher, and perhaps prophet (basic thesis is that the size of government and degree of collectivism rises when the social associations or intermediate institutions like the family and the church deteriorate).
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