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David Gordon

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsMises Review

AwardsMurray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom

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David Gordon is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute. He is author of Resurrecting Marx and An Introduction to Economic Reasoning and editor of numerous books including The Essential Rothbard, available in the Mises Store.

David Gordon is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He was educated at UCLA, where he earned his PhD in intellectual history. He is the author of Resurrecting Marx: The Analytical Marxists on Exploitation, Freedom, and JusticeThe Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics,An Introduction to Economic Reasoning, and Critics of Marx. He is also editor of Secession, State, and Liberty and co-editor of H.B. Acton'sMorals of Markets and Other Essays.

Dr. Gordon is the editor of The Mises Review, and a contributor to such journals as AnalysisThe International Philosophic QuarterlyThe Journal of Libertarian Studies, and The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

Judge Napolitano on Self-Ownership and 'National Defense'

Mises DailyMarch 24, 2015
Natural rights are fundamentally different from goods and services. Judge Napolitano explains in his new book how the acquisition of a mere service — security — cannot be based on the destruction of rights, which cannot be traded away...

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Abe Lincoln’s Ethnic Nationalism

Mises DailyMarch 12, 2015
George Kateb's new book, Lincoln's Political Thought , is an important addition to Lincoln scholarship. Kateb appears to understand that Lincoln was more of a nationalist than a moral crusader, although Kateb's conclusions about the Civil War inspire skepticism...

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Suicide Pact: The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American History by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Reviewed by David Gordon

Institute PublicationsFebruary 13, 2015
Readers of Judge Napolitano’s outstanding book will at once be struck by its unusual title. What is the “suicide pact” referred to there? The phrase occurs in a famous dissenting opinion by Justice Robert Jackson. In Terminiello v. Chicago (1949), the Supreme Court held that the...

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Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy—and What We Can Do About It by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames

Institute PublicationsJanuary 30, 2015
Money is an odd book. “Moderation” in the use of a bad measure is no virtue. If cyanide is poison, “drink in small doses” is not the appropriate response. Money falls exactly into this bad pattern...

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David Gordon: Thinkers Who Challenged the State

Audio/VideoDecember 24, 2014
In less than 20 minutes David Gordon surveys Plato, Aristotle, Stoic philosopher Zeno of Citium, Frenchman Frederic Bastiat, Franz Oppenheimer, and Albert Jay Nock.

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