Monday, May 21, 2018

Are Some Free Market Economists Undercover Operatives for the CIA?

By Robert Wenzel

It comes as no surprise to me that a  University of Cambridge professor has been outed as the FBI spy poking around the edges of the Trump campaign leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

Professors are absolutely great cover for spy work. They can justify travel almost anywhere and, when asking a lot of questions, it can be passed off as academic research or the general curiosity of a professorial type

I have an acquaintance who is a top scientist in a field far from economics. It is, say, more the science of biology than the science of economics but it is not biology. I don't want to name the science in case it would somehow blow his cover. It's a narrow field.

But he travels to many exotic places and I learned quite a long time ago, largely because of
his too proud mother, that the CIA approached him and he does, let's say, a bit of work that is not part of his scientific work during his overseas trips. He also has a very smart sister and it appears that in conjunction with her scientific work, she is definitely playing for team CIA--big time.

Which brings me to free market economists, actually any economists, but I am focusing on free market economists here

I know one  Austrian school economist who had done some interesting travel awhile back. I point black asked him if he had ever been contacted by the CIA. He didn't say much but he did tell me that he had been "debriefed" after he returned from overseas.

There is another free market economist that I suspect is doing intense CIA work. I don't want to say anything more than that because I don't want to get the guy killed when he is on an operation. But I suspect the guy big time.

Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of and Target Liberty. He also writes EPJ Daily Alert and is author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Ban .and most recently Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics and on LinkedIn. His youtube series is here: Robert Wenzel Talks Economics. The Robert Wenzel podcast is on  iphone and stitcher.


  1. The Company has gotten rather bloated.

  2. I didnt get beyond the headline before my guffaw of irony

  3. Must not have N.U.T.S. when it comes to hypocrisy