— Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of NationsAll systems either of preference or of restraint, therefore, being thus completely taken away, the obvious and simple system of natural liberty establishes itself of its own accord. Every man, as long as he does not violate the laws of justice, is left perfectly free to pursue his own interest his own way, and to bring both his industry and capital into competition with those of any other man, or order of men.
B.A. in History, Yale University
M.Phil in European Studies, Cambridge University
M.A. in Economics, George Mason University
Ph.D. in Economics, George Mason University
Christopher Martin is an associate professor of economics at Hillsdale College in Michigan. Previously, he has taught at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and was a John Marshall Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He is a 2012 graduate of George Mason University’s doctoral economics program. Before his academic career, Chris served for several years as an educational programs manager at the Institute for Humane Studies. A transplanted Southerner, he endures winters in the Upper Midwest with his wife and two children.