Sylvester Petro, RIP

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The great libertarian labor scholar Sylvestor Petro died on November 10, 2007, in Roswell, Georgia, at the age of 91. Margit von Mises told me how much her husband thought of Syl Petro and his work, as did all of us who read such books of his as The Labor Policy of a Free Society, The Kohler Strike, and The Kingsport Press Strike. As professsor and director of the director of the Wake Forest University Institute of Law and Policy Analysis, he taught generations of students about the essentially criminal organizations called labor unions, while defending free association and free contract as essential to the free and prosperous commonwealth. He was also a supporter of the Mises Institute. May he rest in peace. (Thanks to Robert G. Anderson.)

4:51 pm on February 22, 2008