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Volume 6, No. 2 - Spring 2005

Issue #12



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 160 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.

PETER J. BOETTKE, Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D. Program) and Deputy Director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy at George Mason University, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, MSN 3G4, Fairfax, VA 22030, email: <>, url: <>, is the editor of The Review of Austrian Economics.

STEVEN HORWITZ, Associate Dean of the First Year and Professor of Economics, St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York 13617, email: <>; url: <>, is the author of two books, Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000) and Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992). He has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and macroeconomics. His work has been published in professional journals such as History of Political Economy, Southern Economic Journal, and The Review of Austrian Economics. Horwitz currently serves as the book review editor of The Review of Austrian Economics and is past president of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics.

CANDICE E. JACKSON, ESQ., Jackson & Shoemaker, Inc., A Professional Law Corporation, 1411 Fifth Street, Suite 400, Santa Monica, California 90401, email: <>, is an attorney in southern California. After serving as Litigation Counsel in the California office of Judicial Watch, Inc., she began her own law practice, Jackson & Shoemaker. She also co-authors articles with economist William L. Anderson critiquing the federal criminal justice system. Their articles have appeared in The Independent Review, Reason magazine, and The Freeman. Her forthcoming book from World Ahead Publishing, Inc. explores the connection between former President Clinton's leftist ideology and his rampant mistreatment of women (expected Spring 2005).

RICHARD C. B. JOHNSSON, Ph.D. in economics 2003 from University of Uppsala, Sweden, address: Katarina Jagellonikas väg 14, SE-193 31 Sigtuna, Sweden, email: <>, url: <>, has been published in top mainstream economics journals, while secretly pursuing his interest in political and economic freedom. He has been working as a researcher at The Ratio Institute, Stockholm, Sweden during 2003-2004 and is currently contemplating the historical evidence of extraterritorial constitutions, personal law, and panarchy as a freelance reader.

RODERICK T. LONG, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, 6080 Haley Center, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849, email: <>, url: <>, A.B. Harvard 1985, Ph.D. Cornell 1992, is the author of Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand (The Objectivist Center, 2000) and Wittgenstein, Austrian Economics, and the Logic of Action: Praxeological Investigations (Routledge, forthcoming). He edits The Journal of Libertarian Studies <>, runs a fledgling think tank, the Molinari Institute <>; blogs at Austro-Athenian Empire <>; and is currently engaged in translating some of the works of Gustave de Molinari (1819-1912), the originator of free-market anarchism.

GEORGE REISMAN, Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045, email: <>, url: <>, is the author of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (Jameson Books) and The Government Against the Economy (Jameson Books). He received his doctorate under Ludwig von Mises and is the translator of Mises's Epistemological Problems of Economics (Van Nostrand/Mises Institute).

CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA, Visiting Scholar, Department of Politics, New York University, 726 Broadway, 7th floor, New York, New York 10003, email: <>, url: <>, blog: <>, is the author of the "Dialectics and Liberty Trilogy," which includes Marx, Hayek, and Utopia (State University of New York Press, 1995), Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical (Penn State Press, 1995), and Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism (Penn State Press, 2000). He is also co-editor, with Mimi Reisel Gladstein, of Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand (Penn State Press, 1999), and is a founding co-editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies.

LARRY J. SECHREST, Professor of Economics and Director of the Free Enterprise Institute, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas 79832, email: <>, is the author of Free Banking: Theory, History, and a Laissez-Faire Model (Quorum Books). His research interests include free banking, business cycles, history of economic thought, economic history, maritime history, law and economics, and the philosophical foundations of economics.

WILLIAM THOMAS, Director of Programs, The Objectivist Center, 11 Raymond Avenue, Suite 31, Poughkeepsie, New York, 12603, email: <>, earned an M.A. in economics from the University of Michigan (1991), where he taught the economic history of the United States and China. He is the editor of the Objectivist Studies series of philosophical monographs, and is the editor of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005). His essays on topics in literature, politics, ethics, and epistemology have appeared in publications such as Ideas on Liberty, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, and Navigator, where he is a contributing editor. His essay "Ayn Rand: Radical for Capitalism" was recently published in Frost and Sikkenga, eds., History of American Political Thought (2003).

LELAND B. YEAGER, Department of Economics, College of Business, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849-5242, email: <>, is Paul Goodloe McIntire Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Virginia and Ludwig von Mises Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Auburn University. His most recent book is Ethics as Social Science: The Moral Philosophy of Social Cooperation (Edward Elgar, 2001).

EDWARD W. YOUNKINS, Professor, Department of Business, Wheeling Jesuit University, 316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling, West Virginia, 26003, email: <>, is the author of numerous articles in accounting and business journals. In addition, his many free-market-oriented articles and reviews have appeared in a variety of publications. He is the author of Capitalism and Commerce: Conceptual Foundations of Free Enterprise (Lexington Books, 2002). He also edited a collection of Michael Novak's articles and essays entitled Three in One: Essays on Democratic Capitalism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001). His newest book, Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond will be published by Lexington Books in 2005. Many of his essays can be found at <>.




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