Explore The People of Individualism

Individualism recognizes that individual people can be the catalyst for outsized civilizational advances as a result of their unusual capabilities, commitment, and philosophy. They act as bright lights that others can follow, and open up new vistas that others can explore. In this section, we will profile individuals who stand out for their contributions to individualism.

Human Action

Ludwig von Mises

One of the most notable economists and social philosophers of the twentieth century, Ludwig von Mises, in the course of a long and highly productive life, developed an integrated, deduct­ive science of economics based on the fundamental axiom that in­dividual human beings act purposively to achieve desired goals.
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Henry Hazlitt

What book taught American supporters of free markets economics? Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt (1894–1993). A brilliant and pithy work first published in 1946, at a time of rampant statism at home and abroad, it taught millions the bad consequences of putting government in charge of economic life.
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Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek

Hayek believed individuals should be allowed to be guided in their actions by those immediate consequences which they can know and care for, and not be made to do what seems appropriate to somebody else who is supposed to possess a fuller comprehension of the significance of these actions to society as a whole.
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