For those of you who don’t know who Henry Hazlitt was and even for those who believe you do know, Lew Rockwell has an article contrasting him with John Maynard Keynes.
Hazlitt is an underknown giant of freedom. He was a wonderful writer and economist. As Mr. Rockwell concludes:
Hazlitt made his choice and left us with great words of wisdom on the duty to support freedom.
“We have a duty to speak even more clearly and courageously, to work hard, and to keep fighting this battle while the strength is still in us…. Even those of us who have reached and passed our 70th birthdays cannot afford to rest on our oars and spend the rest of our lives dozing in the Florida sun. The times call for courage. The times call for hard work. But if the demands are high, it is because the stakes are even higher. They are nothing less than the future of liberty, which means the future of civilization.”
Hazlitt’s writing and words are as relevant today as they have ever been.