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Volume 6  Number 1  •  Summer 2001
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Frank Knight and Original Sin
By Robert H. Nelson
This article appeared in the Summer 2001 issue of The Independent Review

If John Maynard Keynes was the most influential economist of the past century, then Frank Knight, the erudite founder of the Chicago school of economics, was second. Despite his antagonism toward religion, Knight’s moral philosophy, which shaped his economic teachings, had much in common with Calvinistic Protestantism.