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Why You Should Read Man, Economy, and State

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06/26/2020Jeff DeistPatrick Newman

Rothbard fans, this is the podcast you don't want to miss! Rothbard scholar Patrick Newman joins Jeff Deist to kick off a series of shows featuring Rothbard's landmark treatise Man, Economy, and State. They discuss the history and background behind this important book, how it changed the landscape, and why the concluding chapters titled "Power and Market" proved so controversial at the time–and remain so today! Dr. Newman calls Rothbard's opus "the best book I ever read," and makes a compelling case for lay readers like you to tackle it.

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Why You Should Read Man, Economy, and State

Additional Resources

Dr. Joe Salerno's introduction to Man, Economy, and State:

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Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; twitter.

Contact Patrick Newman

Patrick is Assistant Professor of Economics at Florida Southern College. He completed his PhD in the Department of Economics at George Mason University. He is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow.

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