Henry Hazlitt was something of a modern day Frederick Bastiat. In his articles and especially in his 1946 book, Economics in One Lesson, Hazlitt made the complexities of economics clear for a massive audience.

Hazlitt was also a noted literary critic, philosopher, economist, and journalist. He wrote for nearly every major publication of his day and had a lasting influence on the careers of many of the great libertarian thinkers by promoting their works through his widely read book reviews.