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The Living Legacy of Ludwig von Mises


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At commencement on June 8, 1957 Grove City College awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Ludwig von Mises. The 50th anniversary of this event afforded us an opportunity to consider his legacy at a conference on campus last weekend. Hans Sennholz, the man largely responsible for arranging the award, kicked off the conference on Friday with his reminiscence of Mises. And the incomparable Lew Rockwell gave a stirring assessment of Mises's legacy Saturday evening. Sandwiched in between were seven papers delivered by the top Misesian scholars working today in the fields of economics, history, and philosophy.

The quality of scholarship and the level of interest the conference generated is more evidence that the legacy of Mises is indeed alive and well.

The entire conference will be available for viewing on the web soon.

Jeffrey Herbener teaches economics at Grove City College and is chairman of the economics department. He is assistant editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

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