Henry Simons is Not a Supporter of Free Enterprise
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 3-36, Fall 2002
34 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2011
Date Written: July 5, 2011
The Chicago School of Economics is seen far and wide as a free enterprise stronghold. The research programs of many of its members are extolled as supportive of capitalism, even by otherwise knowledgeable commentators. This article will show that such an evaluation cannot be supported, at least in the case of Henry Simons, one of the most eminent practitioners of economics to be associated with the economics department of the University of Chicago.
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