Henry Hazlitt was a well-known journalist who wrote on economic affairs for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek, among many other publications. He is perhaps best known as the author of the classic Economics in One Lesson.
Hazlitt—journalist, literary critic, economist, philosopher—was one of the most brilliant public intellectuals of the twentieth century. In his final years, he often expressed surprise that Economics in One Lesson had become his most enduring contribution. He wrote it to expose the popular fallacies of its day. Ludwig von Mises called him “the economic conscience of our country and of our nation.”