Robert Higgs

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Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for the Independent Institute and Editor at Large of the Institute’s quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and he has taught at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, Seattle University, the University of Economics, Prague, and George Mason University. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University and Stanford University, and a fellow for the Hoover Institution and the National Science Foundation.

He is a member of the FEE Faculty Network.

Robert Higgs's Articles

When Government Schools Weren't Nearly So Bad

Back when public schools were still under local control, you could still get something resembling an education at one of them.

- July 14, 2016

The USA’s Three-Class Legal System

Yes, Americans purport to take great pride in possessing a system “of laws, not of men.” It’s a rotten system, but its rottenness bears with greatest force on those who occupy the periphery of American society, less on the "respectable" people of the middle class, and scarcely at all on the rich and politically powerful.

- July 08, 2016

I, Peach

A lesson in comparative advantage by economist Robert Higgs

- June 20, 2016

Wartime Origins of Modern Income-Tax Withholding

Wars have always been the most important occasions for the introduction of new forms of taxation.

- November 01, 2007

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