Michele Bachmann: A Fan of Von Mises
6/11/2011 6:35:00 PM - Kevin Glass
Stephen Moore's WSJ article has the scoop
Ms. Bachmann is best known for her conservative activism on issues like abortion, but what I want to talk about today is economics. When I ask who she reads on the subject, she responds that she admires the late Milton Friedman as well as Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams. "I'm also an Art Laffer fiend—we're very close," she adds. "And [Ludwig] von Mises. I love von Mises," getting excited and rattling off some of his classics like "Human Action" and "Bureaucracy." "When I go on vacation and I lay on the beach, I bring von Mises."
For a woman routinely denigrated by the Left as an anti-intellectual, she's got a great library of free-market classics. Read the whole thing