Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was unusual for being a professional full-time writer at a time when few women were able to pursue such a career. She was a translator, novelist, speech writer, and journalist who wrote a popular defence of the free market, pioneering travel writing about a trip to America, and on the woman question.

Leonard E. Read

Leonard Read, American founder and president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), had a lifelong devotion to educating people about freedom in down-to-earth ways that would stick with them. His most famous essay, “I, Pencil,” was first published in the December 1958 issue of The Freeman. It has influenced generations of economists, including Milton Friedman, through its charm and clarity.

Aurelian Craiutu

Aurelian Craiutu is associate professor of political science at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Alphabetical by Last Name

Thomas Kingsmill Abbott
H.B. Acton
John Emerich Edward Dalberg, Lord Acton
Charles Francis Adams
Henry Adams
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Joseph Addison
Mortimer J. Adler
Aeschylus
Thomas Ahnert
K Narayanaswami Aiyar
Armen A. Alchian
Jean Le Rond d’ Alembert
Rev. B.H. Alford
Maulvi Muhammed Ali
Syed Nawab Ali
William B. Allen
William R. Allen
William Talbot Allison
Richard Alm
Johannes Althusius
John Alvis
Ambrose
Amos
Rasmus B. Anderson
Terry L. Anderson
Charles M. Andrews
Saint Anselm
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Joyce Oldham Appleby
St. Thomas Aquinas
Arthur J. Arberry
Archimedes
Aristophanes
Aristotle
David Armitage
Thomas Arnold
Sir William James Ashley
Robert Ashton
Anders Åslund
Saint Francis of Assisi
Edward Atkinson
Saint Augustine
Edward Aveling
Averroes (Ibn Rushd)
Manuel Ayau
National Anti-Corn Law League