Foundation for Economic Education Resident Scholar
Percy L. Greaves Jr., Spouse


Jul 1917, Bettina Bien, in Washington, D.C.


22 Jan 2018, in North Carolina

Awards Received

1997 Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, granted by Center for Independent Thought, Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, 1997
For lifetime achievement


Foundation for Economic Education, Resident Scholar, Trustee
Mises Institute, Associated Scholar


Bettina Bien Greaves - Hero of the Day, The Daily Objectivist, 2000
How I Became a Libertarian and an Austrian Economist, by Richard Ebeling, 2 May 2016
Autobiographical essay highlighting the people and events who influenced him in his path to libertarianism and Austrian economics
"Around this time, I discovered The Freeman, published by Foundation for Economic Education ... I was soon in correspondence with Bettina Bien Greaves, a senior staff member at the Foundation for Economic Education. She generously guided me to begin reading a much wider group of works on free market economics and the Austrian Economists in particular. ... Bettina Bien Greaves also arranged for me to attend a FEE summer seminar at Irvington-on-Hudson, New York the week after the South Royalton conference was over."
Perspective: A Salute to Bettina Bien Greaves, by Jim Powell, The Freeman, Jul 1997
"Bettina Bien Greaves is an extraordinary, unsung resource for liberty. Now FEE's Resident Scholar, a FEE Trustee, Freeman Contributing Editor, and two-time Guest Editor, she has done so many things for so many people for so long, it's past time to publicly acknowledge her myriad contributions."


Hazlitt, Henry (1894-1993), The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, 15 Aug 2008
Biographical essay
"Henry Hazlitt, a journalist, writer, and economist, was born in Philadelphia. His father died soon after his birth, and he attended a school for poor, fatherless boys. His mother remarried, and the family moved to Brooklyn, New York. ... Some dismiss Hazlitt as 'just an economic journalist.' But he was no ordinary economic journalist, no 'secondhand dealer in ideas' in the sense used by economist F. A. Hayek. He was an original thinker who contributed to an understanding of economics and libertarian principles and to their dissemination among millions."
Unemployment by Legal Decree, The Freeman, Aug 1956
"If a minimum wage rate is set higher than the market rate, it hurts the very persons it is designed to help—the lowest producers, and hence the lowest earners. The first to be fired, when a new minimum wage rate is set, are those who cannot contribute enough to the market to cover the cost of their wage. "
Related Topic: Minimum Wage Laws


Mises's Bibliographer: An Interview with Bettina Bien Greaves, Austrian Economics Newsletter, 1998
"A magazine called The Freeman, before FEE took it over, sponsored a Mises seminar. I attended that summer and took verbatim notes. Then that fall I started attending Mises's New York University seminar, where I also took notes. I didn't stop taking notes on his seminar until it finally closed in 1969."

Books Authored

Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow
    by Bettina Bien Greaves (introduction), Ludwig von Mises, 1979
Six lectures originally given in 1959 on the following subjects: capitalism, socialism, interventionism, inflation, foreign investment and policies/ideas
Related Topic: Economics
Mises: An Annotated Bibliography: A Comprehensive Listing of Books and Articles by and About Ludwig Von Mises
    by Bettina Bien Greaves, Robert W. McGee, 1993
Partial contents: Books and Monographs - Articles - Audiocassette Tapes - Excerpts from Works - Reviews of Books (all previous: by Ludwig von Mises) - Books and Articles About Ludwig von Mises: 1909-1981
Related Topic: Ludwig von Mises
Rules for Living: The Ethics of Social Cooperation
    by Bettina Bien Greaves (Editor), Henry Hazlitt, 1964
An abridgement of The Foundations of Morality; partial contents: Social Cooperation - Traffic Rules and Moral Rules - The Problem of Self-Sacrifice - Absolutism vs. Relativism - The Ethics of Capitalism - The Ethics of Socialism
  • ISBN 1572460768: Paperback, Foundation for Econ Education, 1st edition, 1999