Tag Archives: David R. Henderson

Robert Heilbroner on socialism’s mandatory labor

Robert Heilbroner was perhaps the most famous American socialist intellectual of the 20th century. His The Worldly Philosophers sold millions, making it the second-best-selling economics textbook of all time. In my Business and Economic Ethics course, we read and discuss … Continue reading

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John McCrae and Veterans Day

I like David Henderson’s approach to this solemn day of focusing on the individuals involved in wars rather than the often-gestural generalities. Henderson highlights the moving second stanza of John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields: In Flanders fields the poppies blow … Continue reading

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Bleeding-heart libertarianism?

Jumping into the debate about “bleeding-heart libertarianism” (Matt Zwolinski and John Tomasi, Bryan Caplan and again, David Friedman, David Henderson, and others), which seeks to integrate libertarianism with social justice. “Social justice” is one of those vaguely-specified, usually suspect phrases, … Continue reading

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I too was an exploited worker

Piggybacking on David Henderson’s fun-with-a-point post, “I Was a Chinese Laborer,” about new rules designed to limit how much overtime Chinese workers can put in at Apple’s and other companies’ factories. The goal is “to bring its factories within China’s … Continue reading

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Profiles in Liberty: David R. Henderson

David R. Henderson is associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and research fellow with the Hoover Institution. He has written for the New York Times, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and … Continue reading

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Profiles in Liberty: Douglas B. Rasmussen

In this extended interview, philosopher Douglas B. Rasmussen responds to a series of questions (listed below) about his life and work. Dr. Rasmussen is a professor of philosophy at St. John’s University in New York. In addition to the books … Continue reading

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Profiles in Liberty — series trailer

Forthcoming in January 2012. Profiles in Liberty main page.

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Kaizen 17 — the John Allison interview

The latest issue of Kaizen [pdf] features my interview with John Allison, recently retired CEO of BB&T bank. The theme of the interview is Entrepreneurial Banking, about which Allison is perfectly positioned to speak. During his 20-year tenure as CEO, … Continue reading

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