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Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Associate Professor of Economics at San Jose State University. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin, and he has been Associate Adjunct Professor of Economics and History at Golden Gate University, Publications Director at the Independent Institute, William C. Bark National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a U.S. Army tank platoon leader.

A contributor to numerous scholarly volumes, Professor Hummel is the author of the book, Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War. He also wrote the scripts for the audiotape programs, The U.S. Constitution (narrated by Walter Cronkite) and American Wars (narrated by George C. Scott). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Economic History, Texas Law Review, International Philosophical Quarterly, The Independent Review, Review of Austrian Economics, Journal of Libertarian Studies, Reason, and numerous other publications. He has contributed to the Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography and the Independent Institute book, Arms, Politics, and the Economy.

Books
Boom and Bust Banking 2012
Anarchy and the Law 2007
Arms, Politics, and the Economy 1990
Audio
New Directions for Peace and Security November 6, 2007

Events
New Directions for Peace and Security November 6, 2007
The Promised Land of the Free March 9, 2004
The Civil War November 17, 1999
Independent Review Articles
The Inevitability of a U.S. Government Default Spring 2014
Ben Bernanke versus Milton Friedman: The Federal Reserve’s Emergence as the U.S. Economy’s Central Planner Spring 2011
The Will to Be Free: The Role of Ideology in National Defense Spring 2001
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Commentary
Private Deposit Insurance Might Save the S&L’s March 24, 1989
Did the Constitution Betray the Revolution? January 1, 1981
Beacon Blog Posts
The National Debt versus the Deficit June 6, 2009



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