Theodor Hertzka

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Theodor Hertzka
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Born (1845-07-13)July 13, 1845
Budapest, Hungary
Died October 22, 1924(1924-10-22) (aged 79)
Wiesbaden, Germany
Nationality Hungarian-Austrian
Field Monetary theory
School/tradition Freiwirtschaft
Influenced Silvio Gesell

Theodor Hertzka, or Hertzka Tivadar (July 13, 1845, Budapest – October 22, 1924, Wiesbaden) was a Jewish-Hungarian-Austrian economist and journalist.

Life[edit]

He studied at the universities of Vienna and Budapest, and in 1872 became a member of the editorial staff of the Neue Freie Presse of Vienna. In 1879 he founded the newspaper Wiener Allgemeine Zeitung, which he edited until 1886. He was a friend of Johannes Brahms.

Hertzka has been called the "Austrian Bellamy", because his novel Freiland, ein soziales Zukunftsbild (Leipzig, 1890), had a similar theme to that of Edward Bellamy's novel Looking Backward.

Bibliography[edit]

Other works by Hertzka are:

  • Die Mängel des österreichischen Aktiengesetzentwurfs, Vienna, 1875;
  • Das Wesen des Geldes, Leipzig, 1887
    (in which he recommended the introduction of the gold standard in Austria);
  • Die Gesetze der Handelspolitik, ib. 1880;
  • Das Personenporto: Ein Vorschlag zur Durchführung eines billigen Einheitstarifs im Personenverkehr der Eisenbahnen, Vienna, 1885;
  • Die Gesetze der sozialen Entwickelung, Leipzig, 1886;
  • Freiland – ein soziales Zukunftsbild Leipzig, 1890;
  • Wechselkurs und Agio, Vienna, 1894

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