18 Jun 2010

Jeff Tucker Comes Out of His Shell

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One of the underappreciated forces in the Austro-libertarian movement is Jeff Tucker, academic vice-president of the Mises Institute and editor of Mises.org. (He also taught me that real men wear bowties. I’m not there yet. I can wear a pink shirt no problem, I can sing George Michael at the karaoke bar without batting an eye, but I still hesitate at the bowtie.)

Anyway, the Institute is out with a collection of Jeff’s articles. This is great stuff. If you have relatives or friends who would fall asleep with one of my “clever” articles on the capital structure, Jeff’s idiosyncratic observations on the government may be just the thing. Whenever Jeff has something new at LRC, I jump on it. The only other person whom I read with such enthusiasm–when he was writing for LRC, that is–is he who shall not be named.

Congratulations, Jeff!

3 Responses to “Jeff Tucker Comes Out of His Shell”

  1. Jonah says:

    G.C. R.I.P.

  2. Jonah says:

    After writing my last comment I started thinking about if the distancing of G.C.from libertarianism is as bad as it sounds.
    Firstly, is true that we lost a smart guy on our side, but then I figured out think that having someone as intelligent as Gene challenging our views is intellectually stimulating.

  3. Leo says:

    Tucker was just a speaker at Acton University. His exuberance really made a name for himself in that crowd. They also appreciated the eye opening ideas Austrian Economics provides.