Mario Rizzo

Mario J. Rizzo is a professor in the Department of Economics at New York University and the co-director of the Classical Liberal Institute at the NYU Law School. He is also the director of the Program on the Foundations of the Market Economy in the Department of Economics. In 2015 he published (with Gerald P. O’Driscoll, Jr.) Austrian Economics Re-Examined: The Economics of Time and Ignorance. Most recently (2020), he is the author (with Glen Whitman) of Escaping Paternalism: Rationality, Behavioral Economics, and Public Policy.

Henry Simons’s Positive Program for Laissez-Faire

The 1930s were a difficult time for classical liberals. In response to the Great Depression, the federal government undertook a massive expansion of its...

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