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Volume 11, No. 1 - July 2011

Issue #21



WALTER BLOCK, Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics at Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, email: <>, is also Adjunct Scholar at the Mises Institute and at the Hoover Institution. He has previously taught at the University of Central Arkansas, Holy Cross College, Baruch (C.U.N.Y.) and Rutgers Universities, and has worked in various research capacities for the Fraser Institute, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Tax Foundation, The Financial Post, and Business Week magazine. Having earned his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, he has published numerous popular and scholarly articles on economics.  An economic commentator on national television and radio, he lectures widely on public policy issues to university students, service, professional and religious organizations. He is the editor of a dozen books and is the author of seven more (the most famous of which is Defending the Undefendable). He has served as editor for The Journal of Labor Economics, Cultural Dynamics, The Review of Austrian Economics, The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, The Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, and The Journal of Libertarian Studies. He has contributed over 135 articles and reviews to these and other refereed journals. He was converted to libertarianism by Nathaniel Branden and Ayn Rand, whom he first met when the latter lectured at Brooklyn College, where he was an undergraduate.

SAMUEL BOSTAPH, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, 75062, email: <>, is the author of numerous scholarly and popular articles on economic theory, economic history, the history of economic thought and political economy. He is currently at work on a book on the main figures in the first and second generations of the Austrian School of Economics.

ROBERT L. CAMPBELL is a Professor of Psychology at Clemson University, Brackett Hall 410A, Clemson SC 29634-1355 USA; email: <>; website: <>. His most recent publications are a chapter on "Constructive processes:  Abstraction, generalization, and dialectics" in The Cambridge Companion to Piaget (edited by Ulrich Müller, Leslie Smith, and Jeremy Carpendale, 2009) and an article on "Sources of self-esteem:  From theory to measurement and back again" (with Sarah Eisner and Nicole Riggs, in New Ideas in Psychology, 28, 338-49; 2010).

ROBERT HARTFORD, email: <>, earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. His interests include the foundations of ethics and the application of epistemology and ethics to promote a culture of self-responsibility and political freedom. He has presented talks at Objectivist conferences on the nature of value, a proof of egoism, absolute political freedom, and social justice. His paper, "Objectivity and the Proof of Egoism," appears in The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 8, no. 2 (Spring): 291-303.

JAMES MONTMARQUET, Professor of Philosophy at Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, email: <jmontmarquet@Tnstate. edu>, has worked mainly on the subject of the moral and epistemic virtues. He is the author of Epistemic Virtue and Doxastic Responsibility (Rowman and Littlefield, 1993), and numerous articles.

FRED SEDDON, email: <>, currently holds adjunct professorships at three universities in South Western Pennsylvania. He was president of the West Virginia Philosophical Society from 1988-2010, and is an associate member of the Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an international scholar and the author of over 150 books, articles, book reviews and speeches, including such works as Ayn Rand, Objectivists and the History of Philosophy, An Introduction to the Philosophical Works of F. S. C. Northrop, and Aristotle and Lukasiewicz on the Principle of Contradiction.




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