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The Economics of Calvin and Calvinism

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02/18/2010Murray N. Rothbard

John Calvin's main contribution to the usury question was in having the courage to dump the prohibition altogether. He had only contempt for the Aristotelian argument that money is sterile, writes Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995).

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Murray N. Rothbard

Murray N. Rothbard made major contributions to economics, history, political philosophy, and legal theory. He combined Austrian economics with a fervent commitment to individual liberty.