Henry Hazlitt

Henry Hazlitt


Born
November 28, 1894

Died
July 08, 1993

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Influences
F.A. Hayak, Ludwig von Mises, Frederic Bastiat


Henry Hazlitt was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist for various publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and Newsweek. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman, an important libertarian magazine. In 1946 Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal text on free market economics, which Ayn Rand called a "magnificent job of theoretical exposition." Hazlitt is credited with bringing his ideas and those of the so-called Austrian School to the American economics scene; his work has influenced the likes of economist Ludwig von Mises, novelist Ayn Rand, and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul.

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Economics in One Lesson: Th...

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The Failure of the New Econ...

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Thinking as a Science

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The Way to Will Power

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Man vs. the Welfare State

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The Foundations of Morality

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Conquest of Poverty

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The Inflation Crisis,  and ...

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“A man with a scant vocabulary will almost certainly be a weak thinker. The richer and more copious one's vocabulary and the greater one's awareness of fine distinctions and subtle nuances of meaning, the more fertile and precise is likely to be one's thinking. Knowledge of things and knowledge of the words for them grow together. If you do not know the words, you can hardly know the thing.”
Henry Hazlitt, Thinking as a Science

“When Alexander the Great visited the philosopher Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for him, Diogenes is said to have replied: ‘Yes, stand a little less between me and the sun.’ It is what every citizen is entitled to ask of his government.”
Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

“The 'private sector' of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and the 'public sector' is, in fact, the coercive sector.”
Henry Hazlitt