Fundamentalist Colleges: Books Are Optional


by Gary North

My library will go to the Mises Institute. Let me explain why.

The Mises Institute has very bright summer interns: Ph.D. candidates working on their dissertations. It brings in scholars to assist them. But I hesitated. The Auburn University library is across the street, and it is a fine library. The Institute is not in the wilderness. Also, my library has a lot of history books in it. These are supplemental to the main task of the Mises Institute. Not many economists are gifted historians, the way Murray Rothbard was. He would have loved it.

I thought my books might be accessed by more students at a college, especially one in the boondocks, where students and faculty have no access to a research library. I had three in mind. But all three of them turned down my offer.

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