It might be May Day in Cuba–the day on which Castro gives his traditional 4-5 hour speech, or so says NPR with exuberant expectation–but at the Mises Institute, it is Benjamin Anderson day. He was born on May 1, 1886. He was an outstanding economist who first drew Hazlitt’s attention to the Austrian School with his book The Value of Money. His book on events before and after the Great Depression is a solid Austrian account too often overlooked in the discussion of this issue. He began his career as a professor at Columbia and Harvard but then moved to the financial world as chief economist at Chase. Much of his writing remains out of print and uncollected, which is a real tragedy. That is something that needs to be addressed in the future.
Source link: http://archive.mises.org/6579/benjamin-anderson-1886-1949/