20th century British-born economist

Born

3 Aug 1899, in London

Died

19 Jun 1988, in Irving, Texas

Articles

UpdMandela Wasn't Radical Enough, by Sheldon Richman, 11 Dec 2013
Examines conservative and progressive views about Mandela and apartheid, finds them lacking and contrasts them with the writings of W. H. Hutt
"The system was instigated by white labor unions precisely to keep blacks from competing. This was clearly spelled out in 1964 in The Economics of the Colour Bar by University of Cape Town economist W.H. Hutt (1899–1988), a self-described classical liberal (libertarian), a leading opponent of apartheid, and a prominent critic of Keynesian economics. While formal apartheid got started in 1948, Hutt wrote, legislation protecting white workers from competition goes as far back as 1907."
William Harold Hutt (1899-1988): A Biographical Essay from an Austrian Perspective, by John B. Egger
"Although Hutt and other critics of the Keynesian Revolution ... considered their work to be in the classical tradition ... Hutt and Hazlitt found themselves increasingly sharing perspectives with the School that had most firmly and consistently upheld pre-Keynesian monetary theory: the Austrians."
William Harold Hutt, in Memoriam, by Murray N. Rothbard, The Free Market, Sep 1988
Biographical and memorial essay; also published as chapter 107 of Making Economic Sense
"His first important scholarly publication remains virtually unknown today: an excellent and penetrating annotated bibliography, The Philosophy of Individualism: A Bibliography, which he wrote, aided by the eminent laissez-faire liberal Francis W. Hirst. ... The Philosophy of Individualism served, 30 years later, as the core of Henry Hazlitt's annotated bibliography, The Free Man's Library (Van Nostrand, 1956)."