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Connor Boyak

Connor Boyack

PROFILE

Connor Boyack founded the Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. Previous to Libertas, Connor served as director of the Utah Tenth Amendment Center. He is the author of several books, including the...

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Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984)

BooksJanuary 22, 2010
Libertarian Forum existed from 1969 to 1984. It was a passionate, smart, gossipy, and often shocking newsletter that is as fresh today as when it was written.

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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Murray N. Rothbard vs. The Philosophers: Unpublished Writings on Hayek, Mises, Strauss, and Polanyi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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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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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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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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For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard proposes a once-and-for-all escape from the two major political parties, the ideologies they embrace, and their central plans for using state power against people.

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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

PROFILE

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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Review of Austrian Economics, Full Collection

BooksMay 9, 2012
In 1987, The Review of Austrian Economics was founded and edited by Murray N. Rothbard, and functioned as the premier Austrian School scholarly journal.

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Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure

BooksMay 18, 2009
Murray Rothbard was the master of reducing complicated theories to their very essence while retaining theoretical rigor, and this essay is a case in point.

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Making Economic Sense

BooksJuly 20, 2005
It is in this book that you find Rothbard's running commentary on all the economic issues that vexed the world between 1982 and 1995 — the same issues in the headlines today...

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Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure

BooksDecember 5, 2005
Need a short monograph on Austrian business cycle theory? This is the one to get.

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An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought

BooksSeptember 1, 2010
This is one of Rothbard’s most important scholarly works. In the first volume, he traces the history of economics from the ancient Greeks to Adam Smith; and in the second volume, he discusses British classical economics, the French school of classical liberalism, and Marxism...

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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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Economic Controversies

BooksMarch 18, 2011
After Murray Rothbard finished his theoretical magnum opus — Man, Economy, and State — he turned his attention away from pure positive theory toward dealing with the opposition to Austrian theory. The result was a long series of fantastic scholarly articles taking on every error of the...

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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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The Betrayal of the American Right

BooksSeptember 13, 2007
Rothbard identifies a movement he calls the “Old Right.” This was a libertarian movement that included Albert Jay Nock, H. L. Mencken, and John T. Flynn.

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