Posted on November 4, 2021
Economics In One Lesson, Henry Hazlitt
What: Virtual Book Lecture and Q&A via Zoom
Who: State Rep. Kimberly Fiorello and David R. Henderson, Hoover Institution
When: Monday, November 15th from 7 to 8 PM
Click Here to Register
“Everything we get, outside of the free gifts of nature, must in some way be paid for. The world is full of so- called economists who in turn are full of schemes for getting something for nothing. They tell us that the government can spend and spend without taxing at all; that it can continue to pile up debt without ever paying it off, because ‘we owe it to ourselves’…”
So wrote Henry Hazlitt — Fairfield native and American economic luminary — in his seminal 1946 work, Economics In One Lesson, where he challenged generations of citizens to look “not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy”.
Taking up Hazlitt’s gauntlet, I’ve invited Hoover Institution fellow David R. Henderson to join me for a discussion of the book and its legacy — especially as more taxpayers rightfully begin to question the true cost of so-called ‘transformative’ government spending.
I do hope you will join us for this insightful and timely discussion!