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The Kohler Strike: Union Violence and Administrative Law

BooksAugust 27, 2008
This 1961 book by labor economist Sylvester Petro tells a story of the destruction of private property and freedom at the hands of unions.

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Instead of Violence

BooksJune 22, 2013
This essay is an antidote to the faulty ideas that inflect many freedom activists who believe that if only the next election can go the “right” way or if people just do what we say, then all will be set right...

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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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The Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 2009
Government means, or should mean, the right ordering of all. Modern government has degenerated into tinkering with the wants or rights or liberties of classes or sections or groups, and it is rare, in these days, to hear a political discussion which takes adequate account of the interests of the...

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Secession, State, and Liberty

BooksJune 30, 1998
The essays in Secession, State & Liberty argue that the political impulse to secede—to attempt to separate from central government control—is a vital part of the Lockean classical-liberal tradition, one that emerges when national governments become too big and too ambitious. Unlike...

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The New Despotism

BooksMarch 16, 2010
When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the 18th century, its founders thought that the consequences of republican or representative institutions in government would be the reduction of political power in individual lives.

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Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War

BooksOctober 8, 2010
Omnipotent Government was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world’s attention...

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Too Much Government, Too Much Taxation

BooksJuly 22, 2009
We Americans are, if not the most governed, certainly the most governmented people in the world.

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Disquisition on Government

BooksMay 26, 2006
Originally published in 1849.

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Power and Market: Government and the Economy

BooksJuly 20, 2005
What can government do to enhance social and economic well being? Nothing, says Murray N. Rothbard. Power and Market is the ultimate manual for completely de-mystifying the myth of the state.

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What Has Government Done to Our Money?

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard boils down the Austrian theory to its essentials. He shows precisely how banks create money out of thin air and how the central bank, backed by government power, allows them to get away with it.

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Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government

BooksJuly 20, 2012
Politics and thieves, coercion and regulation, fascism and the Fed, centralization and liberty, workers and unions, trade and freedom, free-market achievements and government disasters in American history—this book covers it all!...

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Introduction to Robert LeFevre's The Nature of Man and His Government

BooksNovember 17, 2005
Introduction to Robert LeFevre's The Nature of Man and His Government , by Rose Wilder Lane This little book is important because it is revolutionary thinking. To appreciate its value correctly, we should remember the World Revolution's career so far. Not two centuries ago, refugees and...

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Let's Abolish Government

BooksFebruary 26, 2008
This collection was selected personally by Murray Rothbard as Lysander Spooner's best work...

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Harangue

BooksNovember 6, 2007
Published in 1926, Garrett illustrates the strange tendency in a story of politics, economic folly, conspiracy, ideology, and violence.

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A New Pattern for a Tired World

BooksNovember 21, 2009
History will doubtless regard this age not only as one of vast wars, disorders and revolutions but also as the Age of Propaganda, of the press agent, the lobbyist, the public relations man, the demagogue and the Cominform. The average citizen in every nation and most of all in the U.S. is bombarded...

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Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Ownership Myth

BooksNovember 18, 2010
This elegant and fact-filled book by Doug French examines the background to the case of "strategic default," or walking away from your home, and considers its implications from a variety of different perspectives...

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The De Moneta of Nicholas Oresme and English Mint Documents

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
Nicole Oresme has been called the most brilliant scientist of the 14th century: mathematician, musicologist, physicist, philosopher, and economist. On top of that, he was a Bishop and a theologian. His writings of money bear much in common with Carl Menger. Oresme's treatise on money, De Moneta...

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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