Monday, November 21, 2016

The Wisdom of Henry Hazlitt


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In the late 1990s, Hans Sennholz carefully selected 30 of Hazlitt’s articles that appeared mostly in The Freeman but also other places, and compiled them into a single book under the title The Wisdom of Henry Hazlitt. Most of these articles have appeared in no other collection. The essays introduces the reader to Henry Hazlit, discussing his life, philosophy, career, and unwavering defense of the free market. The choices reflect Sennholz’s own interests, but those are also the interests of anyone who appreciates Hazlitt’s contribution to communicating economic truth to all people. The collection is indeed well named!


  • Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993) was the great economic journalist of the 20th century. He is the author of Economics in One Lesson among 20 other books. See his complete bibliography. He was chief editorial writer for the New York Times, and wrote weekly for Newsweek. He served in an editorial capacity at The Freeman and was a board member of the Foundation for Economic Education. 

  • Hans F. Sennholz (1922-2007) was Ludwig von Mises' first PhD student in the United States. He taught economics at Grove City College, 1956–1992, having been hired as department chair upon arrival. After he retired, he became president of the Foundation for Economic Education, 1992–1997.