[DMH on the road ready to spread the word (June 2007)]
[Preparing the soil to plant a tree of liberty (Nov 2021)]
[Interview about the Bastiat translation project (Nov. 2013)]
[David on his "Farewell to the US World Tour" (Jan. 2020)]
[David telling the Australian Austrian economists about how Austrian the French political economists were (Apr 2012)]
[Telling the Cato Institute the Good News about Bastiat (Oct. 2011)]
- Some of my Blog posts are quite long and might be regarded as "short papers": See the full list here Reflections on Liberty and Power: Building a freer world one idea at a time
- Papers written but not given during Lockdown:
- Jan. 2020: two papers given on my "Farewell to America" speaking tour:
- “Bastiat’s Economic Harmonies: A Reassessment after 170 Years.” A Paper given to the Political Economy Project, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (7 Jan. 2020) in HTML and PDF.
- “Bastiat’s Theory of Harmony and Disharmony.” A Paper given to the American Institute for Economic Research, Great Barrington, Mass. (Jan. 2020) in HTML and PDF.
- Sept. 2019: “Was Molinari a True Anarcho-Capitalist?: An Intellectual History of the Private and Competitive Production of Security.” A paper given at the Libertarian Scholars Conference, New York City (28 Sept. 2019) in HTML and PDF.
- Sept. 2019: “Some Thoughts on an ‘Austrian Theory Of Film’: Ideas and Human Action in a Film about Frédéric Bastiat” (Sept. 2019). A paper given at the Libertarian Scholars Conference, New York City (28 Sept. 2019) in HTML and PDF.
- July 2019: “Introduction” and “Further Aspects of Molinari’s Life and Thought,” in Gustave de Molinari, *Evenings on Saint Lazarus Street: Discussions on Economic Laws and the Defense of Property* (Liberty Fund, forthcoming??).
- June 2019: "Pierre F. Goodrich's Goals and Strategy for the Liberty Fund: A Reconstruction" (Feb. 2018, 23 June 2019). HTML.
- April 2019: Paper on "The Conflicted Western Tradition: Some Provocative Pairings of Texts about Liberty and Power" for Association of Core Texts and Courses annual conference, April 2019, Santa Fe, NM.
- Nov. 2018: My introduction to an anthology of Molinari's writings on the "production of security" - “Gustave de Molinari (1819–1912): A Survey of the Life and Work of an “Économiste Dure” (A Hard-Core Economist)”
- October 2018: "Plunderers, Parasites, and Plutocrats: Some Reflections on the Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of Classical Liberal Class Analysis" at the Libertarian Scholars Confrence in NYC 20 Oct. 2018.
- Aug. 2018: “Gustave de Molinari and The Seven Musketeers of French Political Economy in the 1840s”
- March, 2018: A new paper on "The Paris School of Liberal Political Economy, 1803-1853." which explores three generations of French economists from the publication of Say's Treatise in 1803 to the publication of the monumnetal Dictionnaire de l'économie politique (1852-53).
- Aug. 2018: “Gustave de Molinari and the Seven Musketeers of French Political Economy in the 1840s”
- July 2018: “Socialism: A Study Guide and Reader"
- June 2018: Introduction and Notes to the revised translation of Bastiat’s *The Law*
- Feb. 2018: Introduction and Notes to the revised translation of Bastiat’s *The State*
- Dec. 2017: My Introduction to and Translation of Frédéric Passy's speech on "The School of Liberty" (April, 1890) in the Acton Institute's Journal of Markets & Morality. A draft can be found here.
- June 2017:
- Jan. 2017: ”’I, Pencil’: An Intellectual History”
- Nov. 2016: "Charles Coquelin, Gustave de Molinari, Frédéric Bastiat and the 'Austrian Moment' in French Political Economy 1845-1855: Molinari and the Private Production of Security." Paper given at the Southern Economic Association, Nov. 2016. [HTML - PDF - MS Word]
- Nov. 2016: Liberty Matters online discussion: David M. Hart, “Classical Liberalism and the Problem of Class” (Nov. 2016)
- Aug. 2016: Does a screenplay count as a "paper"?
- May 2016: "Bastiat’s Theory of Class: The Plunderers vs. the Plundered" An introduction to a bilingual anthology of Bastiat’s writings on class and exploitation.
- 31 March, 2016: "The Struggle against Protectionism, Socialism, and the Bureaucratic State: The Economic Thought of Gustave de Molinari, 1845-1855”. A Paper given at the Austrian Economics Research Conference (31 March to 2 April 2016), The Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama. Full length paper (book-size) HTML and PDF. [Summary PDF and HTML]. Slides for Lecture [8 MB]
- 21-23 November, 2015: "Entrepreneurs,
Investors, and Scribblers: An Austrian Analysis of the Structure of Production
and Distribution of Ideas".
A paper given at the Southern
Economics Association, New Orleans, November 21-23, 2015. HTML and PDF.
- 2 Oct. 2015: "Reassessing Frédéric Bastiat as an
Economic Theorist". A paper presented to the Free Market Institute,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, October 2, 2015. HTML and PDF.
- July 2015: "A Reader’s Guide to the Works of Frédéric Bastiat (1801–1850)) (subsequenbtly revised several times)
- 14 April, 2015: "Literature IN Economics,
and Economics AS Literature I: Bastiat's use of Literature in Defense of
Free Markets and his Rhetoric of Economic Liberty." A paper given at
the Association of Private Enterprise Education International Conference
(April 12-14, 2015) , Cancún, Mexico. HTML and PDF.
- 14 April, 2015: "Literature IN Economics, and Economics
AS Literature II: The Economics of Robinson Crusoe from Defoe to
Rothbard by way of Bastiat." A paper given at the Association
of Private Enterprise Education International Conference (April 12-14, 2015)
, Cancún, Mexico. HTML and PDF.
- 28 March, 2015: "The Liberal Roots of American
Conservatism: Bastiat and the French Connection." A paper given to the
Philadelphia Society meeting March 27-29, 2015 on "The
Roots of American Conservatism - and its Future". HTML and PDF.
- March 2015: Liberty Matters online discussion: David M. Hart, “On the Spread of (Classical) Liberal Ideas” (March 2015)
- Nov. 2013: “On Ricochets, Hidden Channels, and Negative Multipliers: Bastiat on Calculating the Economic Costs of ‘The Unseen’.” A Paper given at the “History of Thought” Session of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. Southern Economic Association 83rd Annual Meeting, November 23–25, 2013, Tampa, Florida. HTML.
- July 2011: “Opposing Economic Fallacies, Legal Plunder, and the State: Frédéric Bastiat’s Rhetoric of Liberty in the Economic Sophisms (1846–1850)”. A paper given at the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, July 2011.
[See the archive.]
[The hat I wear normally.]
[The hat I wear when talking about Liberty Fund.]
[The hat I wear when talking to American conservatives (especially Trumpkins).]
[The hat I wear when talking to Australia "liberals" (LINOs).]