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Ernest Benn

  • Birth 25 Jun 1875 Oxted, Tandridge District, Surrey, England
  • Death 17 Jan 1954
  • Burial Tandridge, Tandridge District, Surrey, England
  • Plot Cremated, memorial plaque in garden of rest.
  • Memorial ID 40933184

Author. He served as a civil servant in the Ministry of Munitions and Reconstruction during World War I when he became convinced of the benefits of state intervention in economics. His views altered in the 1920s when he became a follower of classical liberalism. He was the author of more than twenty books and many pamphlets about his political ideas, including "The Return to Laisser Faire" (1929), "Debt" (1938) and "The State, the Enemy" (1953). His best known work, "The Confessions of a Capitalist" (1925), sold a quarter of a million copies and remained in print for twenty years. He was also a member of the Reform Club and a founder member of the Society for Individual Freedom.

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  • Added: 21 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40933184
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Benn (25 Jun 1875–17 Jan 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40933184, citing St Peter Churchyard, Tandridge, Tandridge District, Surrey, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .