Franz Aeschbacher, born in 1952, is a musician and drummer specialized in free improvisation, Jazz, Rock and New Music. For 40 years he has taught drums, rhythm and musical improvisation to adults and children...
A minimal theoretical understanding of how capitalism works or what an open and free society stands for, is always a necessary precondition of any serious political discussion. Acting, taking sides, or judging matters responsibly, today compels everyone to have more than just a passing notion of a few economic parameters and frequently used terms. Only those who are able to challenge futile ideas and positions with sound socio-economic analyses and viable alternatives will endure in the looming row over free markets, redistribution, and business ethics (Leube, 2012).
Prof. Kurt R. Leube is a resident of California and native of Austria. He was educated in both Germany and Austria and after working in Austria in different positions, accepted an appointment as Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University in 1983, and subsequently moved to California where he presently resides. In 1985 he was also appointed Professor of Economics at California State University, Hayward, and became their Professor Emeritus in 2002. Professor Leube is internationally recognized as a leading authority in the tradition of the Austrian School of Economics and one of the closest collaborators and disciples of Nobel Laureate Friedrich A. von Hayek.
Currently, Professor Leube works as Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and specializes in Austrian economics, economic philosophy, and the history of economic thought. In addition to his research work at Hoover, he also teaches Austrian economics in the EISP and CS Programs at Stanford University. Professor Leube holds several recurrent guest professorships at leading European and South American universities, and also serves as the Academic Director of the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (ecaef.li) in Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein.