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Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and editor of The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy. Higgs is the author of eight books, the most recent of which are "Depression, War, and Cold War: Studies in Political Economy" (2006) and "Neither Liberty nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government" (2007). Of his five edited or co-edited books, the most recent are "Re-Thinking Green: Alternatives to Environmental Bureaucracy" (with Carl Close, 2005) and "The Challenge of Liberty: Classical Liberalism Today" (with Carl Close, 2006). A contributor to many scholarly volumes, he is also the author of more than 100 articles and reviews in the professional journals of economics, demography, history, and public policy. Higgs is also an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and Thomas F. Gleed professor of business at Seattle University.

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Crisis, Leviathan, and the National Security State (video)

"Crisis, Leviathan, and the National Security State" by Robert Higgs was a speech sponsored by The Future of Freedom Foundation February 15, 2014 at the 2014 International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington D.C.

How Major U.S. Neo-Imperialist Wars End (video)

On June 6, 2008, Robert Higgs gave the following Speech at FFF’s conference Restoring the Republic 2008: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties. The speech can viewed below in its entirety.

The Vietnam War and the Drug War

Maybe you have never thought about the similarities between the Vietnam War and the Drug War. You may believe that although the former really was a war, the latter is only called a war. But the recently ...

World War II and the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

On January 18, 1961, just before leaving office, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a farewell address to the nation in which he called attention to the "conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry." He warned ...

World War II and the Triumph of Keynesianism

War, everybody says, is hell. But many Americans do not really believe this truism, especially when the war in question is World War II. Of course, for the men who had to endure the horrors of combat, the war ...

Some Other Costs of War

War always increases State power over the economy, and the Gulf war is no exception. Thus one of President Bush's first actions was, by executive fiat, to give himself total control over any corporation or industry, ...