Mark Skousen’s contributions to economics

Source: Cobden Centre
by Ken Schoolland

“Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, and many others have laid the foundation for sound free-market economics. One more deserves acknowledgement. Mark Skousen’s scholarship has been highly innovative and ambitious in dethroning and supplanting three principle forces in modern economics: (1) the Keynesian macro model of big government; (2) Paul Samuelson’s popular Economics textbook, which promoted the welfare state, progressive taxation, and an anti-saving mentality; and (3) Robert Heilbroner’s Worldly Philosophers, whose favorite economists are Marx, Veblen, and Keynes.” (10/12/17)