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When Murray Rothbard Schooled James Buchanan on Basic Economic Theory and Method

BlogMay 2, 2014

Working for the Volker Fund during the 1950s and early 1960s provided Murray Rothbard with the opportunity to read and write reviews and memos on hundreds of books on the social sciences, especially economic theory and political economy. Happily this amazing treasure trove of Rothbardiana is...

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Murray N. Rothbard: In Memoriam

BooksApril 13, 2007
In perusing the essays in this volume, one reads over and over of Rothbard's enthusiasm, his optimism, his zest for life, and especially his sense of humor.

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Man, Economy, and Liberty: Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard

BooksFebruary 8, 2007
This book contains many wonderful essays — both scholarly and humorous — on Murray N. Rothbard's work and life...

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Strictly Confidential: The Private Volker Fund Memos of Murray N. Rothbard

BooksAugust 19, 2010
Strictly Confidential is an illuminating commentary on the feisty early years of the libertarian movement, and the fledgling intellectual base that became the root of today's libertarianism...

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Murray N. Rothbard vs. The Philosophers: Unpublished Writings on Hayek, Mises, Strauss, and Polanyi

BooksNovember 17, 2009
Here is Rothbard's stunning mind at work on some of the most serious topics in philosophy, economics, and politics, originally crafted as private memos. The advantage here is that you get super-candid evaluations of the thought of the giants while avoiding the appartus of formal papers. The...

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The Essential Rothbard

BooksMarch 2, 2007
Here is the book for the Age of Rothbard, precisely the primer that is needed at a time when his influence—as the most radical and compelling intellectual force in the second half of the 20th century—is higher than during any time during his lifetime. And so this book is a landmark in...

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Murray N. Rothbard


Murray N. Rothbard, a scholar of extraordinary range, made major contributions to economics, history, political philosophy, and legal theory. He developed and extended the Austrian economics of Ludwig von Mises, in whose seminar he was a main participant...

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A History of Money and Banking in the United States: From the Colonial Era to World War II, by Murray N. Rothbard

JournalsDecember 1, 2002
Murray Rothbard had a remarkable ability to throw unexpected light on historical controversies. Again and again in his work, he pointed out factors that earlier authors had overlooked.

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Murray Rothbard, R.I.P.

JournalsMarch 1, 1995
The intellectual achievements of Murray Newton Rothbard (1926-1995)—eminent scholar and friend—are monumental. He is the author of 25 books and thousands of article in scholarly and popular journals. His work covers the entire spectrum of the social sciences: pure economic theory,...

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More on Murray Rothbard's Legacy

BlogJanuary 8, 2015

Some observations from others...

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20 Years Later: The Legacy of Murray Rothbard

BlogJanuary 7, 2015

Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of Murray Rothbard. ...

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Rothbard Bibliography

JournalsJuly 20, 2005
A huge listing of all published works, from 1949 to the present.

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The Irrepressible Rothbard

BooksJune 11, 2009
The lively essays collected in The Irrepressible Rothbard celebrate Rothbard the journalist, cultural critic, political observer, and movement organizer.

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Murray Rothbard on Lao-Tzu, the First Libertarian

BlogNovember 17, 2014

Jeff Thomas at the International Man has an interesting take on Murray Rothbard's admiration for Lao-Tzu. The founder of Taoism had little good to say about the philosopher-bureaucrats of his time....

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Transcript: How Murray Rothbard Became a Libertarian

BlogApril 28, 2014

How Murray Rothbard Became a Libertarian

Editor’s Note: This is a transcript of this video recorded in 1981.

NARRATOR:  A prolific author and Austrian economist,...

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Ronald Coase, Murray Rothbard, and Walter Block on the Indian River

BlogJanuary 13, 2014

There is controversy on the Indian River in southeast Florida where fishermen are complaining about the fertilizer runoff from sugar farms. The fertilizer runoff leads to an overgrowth of algae in...

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It Usually Ends with Murray Rothbard

Mises DailyJanuary 21, 2011
It was while I was attending graduate school that I met Murray Rothbard. Rothbard followed LeFevre on the program and, although I do not recall the precise topic of his talk that day, I was extremely impressed with the joyfulness, affability, and sense of humor he projected.

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Irrepressible Rothbard: The Rothbard-Rockwell Report Essays, by Murray Rothbard

JournalsDecember 1, 2000
This indispensable selection of articles that Murray Rothbard wrote for the Rothbard-Rockwell Report contains the most insightful comment on foreign policy I have ever read. In a few paragraphs, Rothbard destroys the prevailing doctrine

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Murray Rothbard in The New Yorker

BlogMay 10, 2013

Kelefa Sanneh,  a music critic and journalist who writes for The New Yorker, has a brief discussion of Murray Rothbard in his article "Paint Bombs"

He devotes most of the piece to...

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