Who is he: Jeffrey Albert Tucker is executive editor of Laissez Faire Books. Previously, he was editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of Mises.org. Jeffrey Tucker is author of four books, including Sing Like a Catholic (2009), Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo (2010), It's a Jetsons World: Private Miracles and Public Crimes (2011) and the forthcoming A Beautiful Anarchy: How to Create your own Civilization in the Digital Age," (2012) about the impact of small business regulation. Tucker contributes often humorous essays to LewRockwell.com and Mises.org, among others. Tucker compiled an annotated bibliography of the works of Henry Hazlitt entitled Henry Hazlitt: Giant For Liberty.
As a Roman Catholic, Jeffrey Tucker is managing editor of Sacred Music and involved with the "Reform of the Reform" movement.
Background: Jeffrey Tucker was born in the Southeast region of Texas where his family has lived since 1830 with an entrenched spirit of independence and appreciation of individual liberty. His father was "a musician, historian, professor, preacher, sportsman, composer, camper, explorer, intellectual and all-round dreamer" who heavily influenced Tucker.
Originally a musician, Tucker entered Texas Tech University to study economics and transferred to Howard Payne University's full-paid honors program where he studied under private tutors and read vociferously. He later took journalism classes, worked with Ron Paul while he was out of office and enrolled in graduate school at George Mason University. He left academia, however, to pursue journalism, institution building and commercial endeavors. Tucker has been heavily influenced by Murray Rothbard and Albert Jay Nock.
|08/12/12||Jeffrey Tucker on Laissez Faire Books, Intellectual Property Rights and 'Beautiful Anarchy'|