"The qualities of mind...that I seek to emulate: the willingness to question anything, and anybody, on any subject anytime; the categorical refusal to accept anything as sacred; the genuine openness to all ideas; and, finally, the basic conviction that most ideas peddled about are nonsense or worse when examined critically."
- James M. Buchanan (Economics from the Outside In)
"May we continue to have our differences, for scholarship would be a dull affair without them, but may we continue to have them with respect, affection, and the true spirit of scholarship."
- Donald E. Queller (The Venetian Patriciate)
"The field of science, indeed the whole world of human society, is a cooperative one. At each moment we are competing, whether for academic honors or business success. But in the background, and what makes society an engine of process, is a whole set of successes and even failures from which we have learned."
- Kenneth Arrow (1986)
"...nobody can be a great economist who is only an economist—and I am even tempted to add that the economist who is only an economist is likely to become a nuisance if not a positive danger."
- F. A. Hayek (Social and Economic Philosophy)
"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties."
- John Milton (1644)
"...truth eludes us if we do not concentrate our attention totally on its pursuit."
- Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (1978)
Director, Political Economy Research Institute at Middle Tennessee State University
Associate Professor of Economics, Jennings A. Jones College of Business
Book Review Editor, The Review of Austrian Economics