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Manuel Ayau

We ordinary human beings need heroes.  If we choose them wisely, we increase our chances of acting in principled and decent ways.

My heroes include F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, Adam Smith, Frederic Bastiat, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Leonard Read, the English Levellers, and H.L. Mencken — and Manuel Ayau.

Karol and I are fortunate to count Muso (as he is affectionately called) and his wonderful wife, Olga, among our friends.  Muso combines rare entrepreneurial talent with a very deep knowledge of economics and a sincere love of liberty.  He is Guatemala’s greatest asset.

I am happy to find in today’s Washington Times this tribute to Muso by Richard Rahn.

(And here’s an essay that I wrote last year on the occasion of Muso’s 80th birthday.)