Dr. Robert Higgs is senior fellow in political economy at the Independent Institute and editor of The Independent Review. He is also a columnist for LewRockwell.com and the author of numerous books about war, government power, historical revisionism and the welfare/warfare state (see below).
In the following video, Dr. Higgs addresses the participants at the Mises University session in Jul 2012. In this talk, which is entitled: ‘Warfare, Welfare and the State’, he demonstrates how the state undertakes to interfere in the market process and sometimes displace it entirely. For a greater understanding of the issues, he suggests the following books which provide background and reference material. (51.00)
Robert Higgs [send him mail] is senior fellow in political economy at the Independent Institute and editor of The Independent Review. He is also a columnist for LewRockwell.com. His most recent book is Neither Liberty Nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government. He is also the author of Depression, War, and Cold War: Studies in Political Economy, Resurgence of the Warfare State: The Crisis Since 9/11 and Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society.