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Mises and Rothbard Letters to Ayn Rand

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07/30/2014Ludwig von MisesMurray N. Rothbard

Letters from Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard to Ayn Rand.

Volume 21, Number 4 (2007)


Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises was the acknowledged leader of the Austrian school of economic thought, a prodigious originator in economic theory, and a prolific author. Mises's writings and lectures encompassed economic theory, history, epistemology, government, and political philosophy. His contributions to economic theory include important clarifications on the quantity theory of money, the theory of the trade cycle, the integration of monetary theory with economic theory in general, and a demonstration that socialism must fail because it cannot solve the problem of economic calculation. Mises was the first scholar to recognize that economics is part of a larger science in human action, a science that he called praxeology.

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.

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von Mises, Ludwig., and Murray N. Rothbard. "Mises and Rothbard Letters to Ayn Rand." Journal of Libertarian Studies 21, No. 4 (2007): 11–16.