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James C. Scott: The Art of Not Being Governed

If Scott can excoriate most of his fellow historians for confounding "civilization" with "state-making," he himself can be excoriated for confounding statelessness with lack of government.
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John Law: Proto-Keynesian

Historial MundialOtras Escuelas de PensamientoFilosofía y Metodología

Like today's central bankers, John Law proposed to "supply the nation" with a sufficiency of money. The increased money was supposed to vivify trade and increase employment and production — the "employment" motif providing a nice proto-Keynesian touch, writes Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995). This...
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John Locke vs. the Mercantilists

Historial MundialTeoría del Capital y el InterésIntervencionismoValor e Intercambio

John Locke, the Protestant Scholastic, was essentially in the hard-money, metallist, anti-inflationist tradition of the Scholastics; his opponents, on the other hand, helped set the tone for the inflationist schemers and projectors of the next century, writes Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995). This...
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Joseph A. Labadie (1850-1933)

Though he devoted much of his life to writing, editing, publishing, and political activism, it isn't really for any of these activities that Jo Labadie should be remembered fondly by libertarians in the 21st century. Rather it was his tendency never to throw anything away.
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John T. Flynn: Revisionist Journalist

John T. Flynn was, if not the very first, then one of the very first few, of the revisionist journalists to write about the New Deal, focusing on both its domestic and its foreign policies. He is the beginning of historical revisionism where the New Deal is concerned.
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John T. Flynn: Liberal

Flynn was a liberal - a classical liberal. He held to the delusion that the state can be reformed. He gradually became more libertarian, more individualist. He was considered a member of the old right, while never being on the right...
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Jean-Baptiste Colbert and Louis XIV

BiografíasHistorial MundialTeoría Monetaria

What manner of man was this, then, this grand bureaucrat who scorned the interests of mere individuals and merchants as petty and narrow, who presumed always to speak and act for the "national" and even "public" interest, writes Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995). This audio Mises Daily is narrated by...
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Jean-Baptiste Colbert

Historial MundialIntervencionismoTeoría de la ProducciónValor e Intercambio

France's absolutism and strictly enforced mercantilism put it out of the running as a leading nation in industrial or economic growth, despite that its early industrial development had seemed promising and that its population was six times that of England, writes Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995)...
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Jean Bodin: Apex of Absolutist Thought in France

Gran GobiernoBiografíasImpuestos y GastoHistorial MundialTeoría Política

While Montaigne paved the way for the dominance of absolutist thought in France, surely the founder or at least the locus classicus of 16th-century French absolutism was Jean Bodin (1530–96), writes Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995). This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Jeff Riggenbach.
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John Holt: Libertarian Outsider


"Holt, in effect, reasoned his way to libertarianism from his relentless, dogged analysis of what worked and didn't work in education, in the schoolroom."...
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