...disrespect to the memory of Dr. Menger. I am addressing him in the way he would be addressed here in our culture if he were to visit us today. I think each of us is free to address him in the way we see fit.
How cool it would be if he were here, so we could ask him how he wished to be addressed! And to be able to ask him questions!
When I said he was not well received by his contemporaries I meant the orthodox German thinkers. They sought to marginalize his ideas by calling his students "Austrians." I think it is so cool that a term intended to convey derision has now become a stamp of economic credibility. His insights on human behavior and marginal utility indeed gained popularity in his time because they shed light on previously unexplained phenomena.
I think with respect to Dr Menger we are on the same page - except for a form of address!
“None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.” – Goethe
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