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David Gordon

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsMises Review

AwardsMurray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom

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David Gordon is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute. He is author of Resurrecting Marx and An Introduction to Economic Reasoning and editor of numerous books including The Essential Rothbard, available in the Mises Store.

David Gordon is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He was educated at UCLA, where he earned his PhD in intellectual history. He is the author of Resurrecting Marx: The Analytical Marxists on Exploitation, Freedom, and JusticeThe Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics,An Introduction to Economic Reasoning, and Critics of Marx. He is also editor of Secession, State, and Liberty and co-editor of H.B. Acton'sMorals of Markets and Other Essays.

Dr. Gordon is the editor of The Mises Review, and a contributor to such journals as analysisThe International Philosophic QuarterlyThe Journal of Libertarian Studies, and The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

Charles Murray's Tepid Radicalism

October 12, 2015
In his new book By the People , Charles Murray claims that government has become tyrannical, and therefore people ought to disobey bad laws. But only some laws, Murray explains. Tax laws are just swell, as is the foreign-policy status quo.

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By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission by Charles Murray

September 24, 2015
Charles Murray thinks that government has become arbitrary and tyrannical. In doing so, it has betrayed the “Madisonian” heritage of America, which strictly limited the power of the government to interfere with individual liberty. “As I [Murray] got into the book, I discovered I...

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Cass Sunstein and "Libertarian" Paternalism

August 18, 2015
Law professor and bureaucrat Cass Sunstein makes the case for what he calls "Libertarian Paternalism" in his new book Why Nudge? The problem, David Gordon explains, is that Sunstein's plan assumes rationality and good faith among the government agents who do the "nudging."...

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