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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/6774/hans-sennholz-rip/

Hans Sennholz, RIP

June 25, 2007 by

Hans F. Sennholz is one of the handful of economists who dared defend free markets and sound money during the dark years before the Misesian revival, and to do so with eloquence, precision, and brilliance. From his post at Grove City College, and his lectures around the world, he has produced untold numbers of students who look to him as the formative influence in their lives. He has been a leading public voice for freedom in times when such voices have been exceedingly rare.

This much is well known about him. But there are other aspects to his life and career you may not know. Sennholz. FULL ARTICLE

{ 6 comments }

David June 25, 2007 at 1:47 pm

I am very saddened by this news and I’d like to extend my condolences to Mr. Sennholz’s family and friends.

I came across Hans Sennholz’s writing not too long ago and was thrilled to read and learn from some of his recent articles on economics and inflation. I’ll continue to read his work for his honesty and his insights, and I hope to share them with more people in the years to come.

Per-Olof Samuelsson June 25, 2007 at 8:06 pm

I was sorry to hear that. I haven’t read everything Dr. Sennholz has written, but I have liked what I have read.

Alexander Villacampa June 25, 2007 at 9:19 pm

Rest in peace Dr. Sennholz. I was sadly never able to meet you but your writings made a big impact on me. Your contributions to freedom and Austrian economics will never be forgotten.

Bruce Koerber June 25, 2007 at 10:02 pm

Dear Lew,

Indebted are we to you for telling us how indebted we are to Hans Sennholz. I was aware that he was a student of Mises but I did not know the timing and how that must have brought joy to Ludwig von Mises when the world around him was spiraling towards socialism.

It is my hope that we all fight the battle, like Hans Sennholz, armed with the ethical foundation of economics from its beginning to the present and into the future.

Paul Marks June 26, 2007 at 10:33 am

A fine article about a fine man (rest in peace indeed Professor Sennholz).

I sometimes wonder what Ludwig Von Mises would have achieved had he remained in Geneva, but when one considers the great things he achieved in the United States thought along the lines of “perhaps he could have achieved even more if….” are rather absurd. The United States was, and is, the most important nation of the West (and I say that as a nonAmerican) so standing for reason in the United States is of great importance (as Professor Sennholz also understood).

I would make one small critcism of the article. The use of the words “maintain the free trade zone”.

The European Union is not a free trade zone. The “single market” of this customs union (that has developed, as it was always intended to do, into a state)is simply an excuse for a great tide of regulations on all aspects of life(the German government estimates that more than 80% of new regulations come from the E.U. level of government in one way or another).

Certainly the “single market” was sold to such people as Mrs (now Lady) Thatcher on free trade grounds. But, in practice, many providers of goods and services find there are all sorts of barriers to trade.

Sadly there is no large scale up side to the subsidies, restrictions and endless regulations of the European Union.

Kevin Stone July 24, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Rest In Peace, Dr. Sennholz.

I have very fond memories of Dr. Sennholz. As a junior I took a 400-level class he taught called Futures Trading. I aced the class and found the career direction I’d been longing for.

Kevin G. Stone
Grove City College
Class of 1984

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