Phi Beta Cons

Professor Larry Sechrest, R.I.P.

I just learned that Larry Sechrest, who taught economics at the small Sul Ross State University in west Texas died yesterday. Here is a tribute.

If you read through the tribute, you find out that Larry was an Austrian School economist who wrote a book on free banking (that didn’t make him very famous) and an article saying that most of the students at his university ought to be back in high school (which made him infamous).

I recommend reading his “Barbarians at the Gate” speech. It is particularly relevant right now, with hordes of zealous politicians and supporters all imbued with the anti-capitalist mentality trying frantically to destroy the last remnants of laissez-faire capitalism. Apropos of that unhappy thought, here’s a Locker Room post of mine from earlier today.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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