Volume 18, Number 1 (Autumn 1977)
Best of the Bookman 20 March 2011
Wilhelm Roepke and the ‘Third Road’
- In this “Best of the Bookman” essay from 1977, Patrick Boarman presents a survey of the writings of Wilhelm Roepke (1899–1966), the German economist and antitotalitarian. He presents Roepke as a defender of the free market system but with a clear understanding of its limits—as a central twentieth century proponent, in fact, of a humane economy.