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Friedrich August von Hayek

(1899—1992) economist and political philosopher

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Alexander Gray

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Gray was born on 6 January 1882 at Dundee, the son of an art teacher, and died on 17 February 1968 in Edinburgh. He married Alice Gunn, daughter of an Edinburgh solicitor, in 1909; they had...

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Arnold Plant

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Plant was born in London on 29 April 1898, and died there on 19 April 1978. His father was a librarian. Plant was educated at the Strand School and then served in the British army in the...

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Barbara Wootton

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(1897–1988)

British educationalist and economist. She was created a life peer in 1958.

Barbara Wootton studied at Cambridge University, where she later lectured in...

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Bernard Mandeville

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(c.1670–1733)

Dutch doctor and moral philosopher. Born in Rotterdam of a distinguished medical family, Mandeville settled in Britain shortly after taking his degree in 1691. He is...

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Claud William Guillebaud

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(1890–1971)

Guillebaud was born in Cambridge on 2 July 1890, and died there on 23 August 1971. He was educated at Repton, Manchester University and St John’s College, Cambridge. He...

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conservatism

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Social Sciences.

A prudent and not overoptimistic view of the state of affairs of a company or other organization. Because it is regarded as imprudent to distribute to shareholders profits that may not...

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Edwin Cannan

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Cannan was born in Funchal, Madeira in February of 1861, and died in Bournemouth on 8 April 1935. He was the son of David Cannan, a Scot who had worked in Australia during the Victoria gold...

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Evan Frank Mottram Durbin

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Durbin was born in Bideford, Devon on 1 March 1906, and was drowned in a bathing accident in Cornwall on 3 September 1948. The son of a Baptist minister, he was educated at Taunton School...

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Francis Wrigley Hirst

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Hirst was born 10 June 1873 at Huddersfield, Yorkshire and died 22 February 1853 at Singleton, Suffolk. He was one of five children of a wool merchant, Alfred Hirst, and his wife, Mary...

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George Lennox Sharman Shackle

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Shackle was born in Cambridge on 14 July 1903, and died on 3 March 1992 at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, which had been his home since his retirement from academic life in September 1969. He was the...

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