From: Joshua Crosby
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 9:42 PM
To: Walter Block <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Hillsdale college
Dr Block, I have a young friend who is considering studying economics at Hillsdale. I know it may be difficult for you to set aside your bias toward your department, but can you give me an evaluation on how they score between Cato-Hayek and Rothbard-Mises.org?
Sorry, I can’t answer your question directly. All I can say is that all four econ people have attended functions at Mises, and I don’t know about the Hillsdale people. I suspect, but I’m not sure, none of them have.
Also, while I admire Hayek, mainly for macro, I am also critical of him, mainly on libertarian grounds:
Block, Walter E. 1996. “Hayek’s Road to Serfdom,” Journal of Libertarian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Review, Vol. 12, No. 2, Fall, pp. 327-350, http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/12_2/12_2_6.pdf; reprinted in Ama-gi: Journal of the Hayek Society at the London School of Economics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 22-25
Block, Walter E. 1999. “The Gold Standard: A Critique of Friedman, Mundell, Hayek, Greenspan from the free enterprise perspective,” Managerial Finance, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 15-33, http://giorgio.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContainer.do?containerType=Issue&containerId=13529; http://www.mises.org/etexts/goldcritique.pdf
Block, Walter E. 2006. “Fanatical, Not Reasonable: A Short Correspondence Between Walter E. Block and Milton Friedman (on Friedrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom).” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3, Summer, pp. 61-80; http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/20_3/20_3_4.pdf; https://mises.org/system/tdf/20_3_4.pdf?file=1&type=document
Block, Walter E. 2013A. “Was Hayek an Austrian economist? Yes and no. Was Hayek a praxeologist? No.” Hayek and Behavioral Economics; Palgrave Macmillan; pp. 70-89; Roger Frantz and Robert Leeson [email@example.com] editors; http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=509789; http://www.palgrave.com/PDFs/9780230301160.pdf
Block, Walter E. 2013B. “Hayek is no Rothbardian.” December 21;
Barnett, William II and Walter E. Block. 2006. “On Hayekian Triangles.” Procesos De Mercado: Revista Europea De Economia Politica; Vol. III, No. 2, Fall, pp. 39-141; http://mises.org/journals/scholar/block18.pdf; http://www.academia.edu/1359916/On_Hayekian_Triangles; http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1880543
Block, Walter E. and Kenneth Garschina. 1996. “Hayek, Business Cycles and Fractional Reserve Banking: Continuing the De-Homogenization Process,” Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 77-94; http://www.mises.org/journals/rae/pdf/rae9_1_3.pdf;
From: Walter Block <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 9:53 PM
To: ‘Joshua Crosby’
Subject: RE: Hillsdale college
Here is the Hillsdale econ, accounting and biz dept: https://www.hillsdale.edu/about/our-faculty/?departments=eco-bus-acc
The only economist I know of is Ivan Pongracic, and he’s very good.
Here is Loyola’s econ dept:
All four of us are staunch Austrian economists and libertarians.
To do further research, look at the cvs of all these people.
Why do I choose economics? There are many other departments in both places. I suppose I am biassed in that direction. It think it is the most important discipline in terms of promoting liberty.
If I can be of any further help in your deliberations, please feel free to call upon me.
Walter8:37 am on April 18, 2021 Email Walter E. Block