Economic researchers and policy makers often make errors of fact and interpretation that undermine the pursuit of truth and freedom. These mistakes often arise when economists put careerism above principle or rely on mathematical techniques that obscure the connections between truth and freedom.

Robert Higgs is Retired Senior Fellow in Political Economy, Founding Editor and former Editor at Large of The Independent Review.
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Other Independent Review articles by Robert Higgs
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Winter 2018/19 Two Worlds: Politics and Everything Else
Fall 2018 Against the Whole Concept and Construction of the Balance of International Payments
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