Mark D Hughes

Mark D Hughes is an economist working in the "Austrian" tradition of Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises and Murray N Rothbard. Early on he was heavily influenced by the 19th century individualist anarchists Lysander Spooner and Benjamin Tucker (and also Pierre-Joseph Proudhon). He loves their political philosophy but says their basic understanding of economics sucked. He has done extensive work on the economics of charity, philanthropy and volunteerism with a special interest in role of Almsfolk and almsgiving across cultures and throughout history. (Rumor has it a sect of crazed Ayn Rand cultists have a contract out on him). Since 1997 Mark has been the executive director of the British Columbia based "Institute for the Study of Privacy Issues" (ISPI) and editor of ISPI Clips ...North America's most comprehensive (and longest consistently operating) daily news service dedicated to Identity, Surveillance and Privacy Issues from around the world.


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