by Richard Ebeling
“Hayek: A Collaborative Biography, Part I: Influences, from Mises to Bartley” edited by Robert Leeson (visiting professor of economics at Stanford University), has the strengths and weaknesses of any anthology of essays. It offers a variety of different perspectives, but lacks the logical coherence of a biography authored by a single writer. This means that it does not offer an interpretive narrative that fully leads the reader from one moment to the next in F.A. Hayek’s life and contributions — to demonstrate the evolution of the man and his ideas.