Me and Mises

From: PAUL GEDDES

Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:27 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Ludwig von Mises

Paul

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From: “gedswest”

To: “Walter Block” <wblock@loyno.edu>

Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:17:31 PM

Subject: Ludwig von Mises

Walter,

I am supposed to give a little talk about Mises at our next Liberty and Economics seminar in New West (Second Tuesday of the month); potentially titled “Who is Ludwig von Mises”.

Forgive my ignorance on this, but I don’t remember you ever talking about your personal recollections of Mises.  Did you ever meet him?  Did you ever hold conversations with him?  What were they like? Have you ever written about this?

Please let me know….

On other matters, Milton and Rodrigo are working hard to come up with some debating opponents for you this summer…

Paul

Dear Paul:

Yes, I met Mises. Shook hands with him. I never spoke to him. But, I basked in his glory. Murray took a bunch of us to his last seminar at NYU.

The title of this sort of reminds me of that joke: the elephant, with the mouse sitting on his back, walks across a rickety bridge. Says the mouse: Boy, we sure made that bridge sway.

Here are my pubs on him:

Barnett and Block, 2004, 2005, 2005-2006, 2007, 2012; Block, 1977; Block, Klein and Hansen, 2007

Barnett, William II and Walter E. Block. 2004. “On the Optimum Quantity of Money,” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 39-52; http://www.mises.org/journals/qjae/pdf/qjae7_1_4.pdf

Barnett II, William and Walter E. Block. 2012. “The Optimum Quantity of Money, Once Again.” Economics, Management, and Financial Markets; Vol. 7, No. 1, March, pp. 9-24; http://www.addletonacademicpublishers.com/component/option,com_sectionex/Itemid,103/id,23/view,category/#catid145; Password: AddletonAP2009.

Barnett, William II, and Walter E. Block.  2005.  “Money: Capital Good, Consumers’ Good, or (Media of) Exchange Good?” Review of Austrian Economics. 18 (2): 179-194; http://www.gmu.edu/rae/archives/VOL18_2_2005/4_Barnett.pdf

Barnett, William II, and Walter E. Block. 2005-2006. “Mises, Rothbard and Salerno on Costs.” Corporate Ownership & Control, Winter, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 204-206

Barnett, William II and Walter E. Block. 2007. “Saving and Investment: A Praxeological Approach.” New Perspectives on Political Economy, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 129 – 138;

http://pcpe.libinst.cz/nppe/3_2/nppe3_2_1.pdfhttp://141.164.133.3/exchange/walterblock/Inbox/Re%20query.EML/nppe3_2_block.pdf/C58EA28C-18C0-4a97-9AF2-036E93DDAFB3/nppe3_2_block.pdf?attach=1http://www.academia.edu/1359832/Saving_and_Investment_A_Praxeological_Approach

Barnett II, William and Walter E. Block. 2012. “The Optimum Quantity of Money, Once Again.” Economics, Management, and Financial Markets; Vol. 7, No. 1, March, pp. 9-24; http://www.addletonacademicpublishers.com/component/option,com_sectionex/Itemid,103/id,23/view,category/#catid145; Password: AddletonAP2009.

Block, Walter E. 1977. “Austrian Monopoly Theory — a Critique (of Mises and Kirzner),” The Journal of Libertarian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Review, Vol. I, No. 4, fall, pp. 271-279; http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/1_4/1_4_1.pdf

Block, Walter E., Peter Klein and Per Henrik Hansen. 2007. “The Division of Labor under Homogeneity: A Critique of Mises and Rothbard” The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, April Vol. 66 Issue 2, pp. 457-464; http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/ajes/66/2http://141.164.133.3/exchange/walterblock/Inbox/Re:%20link_x003F_-2.EML/1_multipart_xF8FF_2_j.1536-7150.2007.00520.pdf/C58EA28C-18C0-4a97-9AF2-036E93DDAFB3/j.1536-7150.2007.00520.pdf?attach=1

Best regards,

Walter

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