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F.A. Hayek

Friedrich August Hayek (May 8, 1899 – March 23, 1992) was an Austro-Hungarian born economist and philosopher best known for his classical liberal apologetics. In 1974, Hayek was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics along with Gunnar Myrdal, “for his pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for his penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena.”

Fun Fact: Hayek served as an officer during WWI and then went on to choose economics because of his desire to improve social conditions, namely the poverty of postwar Vienna.

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