Murray N. Rothbard Books

America's Great Depression

The FedU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

01/01/1963Books
This book applies Austrian business cycle theory to understanding the onset of the 1929 Great Depression.
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Anatomy of the State

Political Theory

01/01/1974Books
Anatomy of the State gives a succinct account of Rothbard’s view of the state. Rothbard regards the state as a predatory entity. It does not produce anything but rather steals resources from those engaged in production.
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The Betrayal of the American Right

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

01/01/1979Books
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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The Case Against the Fed

The FedMoney and Banks

01/01/1994Books
Rothbard provides a succinct account of the origins of money, showing how money must originate from a commodity.
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Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984)

Political Theory

01/22/2010Libertarian Forum 1969–1984
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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Conceived in Liberty

U.S. History

06/15/1979Books
Conceived in Liberty offers a complete history of the Colonial period of American history, a period lost to students today, who are led to believe American history begins with the U.S. Constitution.
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Economic Controversies

Austrian Economics OverviewPraxeology

03/18/2011Books
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 day, and our...
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The Ethics of Liberty

Big GovernmentPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/20/2005Books
Rothbard says that the very existence of the state — the entity with a monopoly privilege to invade private property — is contrary to the ethics of liberty. A society without a state is not only viable; it is the only one consistent with natural rights.
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For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto

Legal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/20/1973Books
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 Irrepressible Rothbard

Big GovernmentFree MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

06/11/2000Books
The lively essays collected in The Irrepressible Rothbard celebrate Rothbard the journalist, cultural critic, political observer, and movement organizer.
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Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty

Political Theory

08/06/2014Books
The Conservative has long been marked, whether he knows it or not, by long-run pessimism: by the belief that the long-run trend, and therefore Time itself, is against him, and hence the inevitable trend runs toward left-wing statism at home and Communism abroad. It is this long-run despair that...
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Making Economic Sense

Global EconomyU.S. EconomyAustrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

06/01/1995Books
Here is 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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The Mystery of Banking

Monetary TheoryMoney and Banking

11/28/1983Books
With his characteristic clarity and incisiveness, Rothbard explains the origins of money.
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The Panic of 1819: Reactions and Policies

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryBusiness Cycles

07/20/1962Books
The panic of 1819 was America's first great economic crisis, and this is Murray Rothbard's masterful account — the first full scholarly book on the topic, and still the most definitive.
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Power and Market: Government and the Economy

Political Theory

07/20/1970Books
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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The Progressive Era

11/09/2017Books
Murray Rothbard’s masterpiece is the definitive book on the Progressives.
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Rothbard A to Z

Decentralization and SecessionSocialismAustrian Economics OverviewGold StandardInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

02/28/2019Books
This is the ultimate Rothbard reference book, and your single source for his best excerpts and quotes on all the core subjects: economics, philosophy, epistemology, ethics, history, law, and libertarianism.
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The Rothbard Reader

Austrian Economics Overview

03/02/2016Books
More than two decades since Rothbard's passing, his influence lives on, both in the work of a new generation of social scientists, and among a growing number of the general public.
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Strictly Confidential: The Private Volker Fund Memos of Murray N. Rothbard

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

08/19/2010Books
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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Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

The FedMoney and BanksWar and Foreign Policy

07/20/1984Books
This fiery monograph shows a side of Murray Rothbard not seen in his theoretical treatise: his ability to employ "power elite" analysis to understand the relationship between money, power, and war.
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War Collectivism

Big GovernmentU.S. History

05/16/2012Books
More than any other single period, World War I was the critical watershed for the American business system.
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