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The Irrepressible Rothbard

June 11, 2009
The lively essays collected in The Irrepressible Rothbard celebrate Rothbard the journalist, cultural critic, political observer, and movement organizer.

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The Essential Rothbard

March 2, 2007
Here is the book for the Age of Rothbard, precisely the primer that is needed at a time when his influence—as the most radical and compelling intellectual force in the second half of the 20th century—is higher than during any time during his lifetime. And so this book is a landmark in...

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Power Unlimited: The Corruption of Union Leadership

November 22, 2008
A report on the May 1957 Hearing of the Senate Select Committee to Investigate Improper Activities in Labor-Management Relations.

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Secession, State, and Liberty

June 30, 1998
The essays in Secession, State & Liberty argue that the political impulse to secede—to attempt to separate from central government control—is a vital part of the Lockean classical-liberal tradition, one that emerges when national governments become too big and too ambitious. Unlike...

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Murray N. Rothbard: In Memoriam

April 13, 2007
In perusing the essays in this volume, one reads over and over of Rothbard's enthusiasm, his optimism, his zest for life, and especially his sense of humor.

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Strictly Confidential: The Private Volker Fund Memos of Murray N. Rothbard

August 19, 2010
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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Murray N. Rothbard vs. The Philosophers: Unpublished Writings on Hayek, Mises, Strauss, and Polanyi

November 17, 2009
Here is Rothbard's stunning mind at work on some of the most serious topics in philosophy, economics, and politics, originally crafted as private memos. The advantage here is that you get super-candid evaluations of the thought of the giants while avoiding the appartus of formal papers. The...

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Forgotten Victims of 9-11

August 28, 2002
The main victims at the World Trade Center were, after all, working for the private sector. They were traders and merchants, people dedicated to economic enterprise. In an ironic tribute to their value, these people were targeted because the terrorists hoped to cripple the US economy. It would...

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Self-Determination and Secession

June 27, 2015
Sardinia has a long history of agitating for secession from Italy. Now some Sardinians want to secede form Italy in order to become a new region of Switzerland. Ludwig von Mises defended this "secede-and-join" tactic and called it "self-determination."...

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Read Rothbard

July 29, 2013
In terms of difficulty level and subject matter, the following program makes sense.

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The Libertarian Principle of Secession

March 10, 2015
Secession, which is at the very heart of free enterprise and self-determination, has long been synonymous with libertarianism going back at least to Lysander Spooner. In the twentieth century, Frank Chodorov continued this tradition, and we should continue to do the same today.

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Rothbard's Legacy

June 8, 2010
It is natural to wonder what scholar today has inherited the mantle of Rothbard. To me this is the wrong way to look at it. Rothbard vastly broadened that mantle so that hundreds, thousands, and millions of people can wear it.

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Rothbard Vindicated

September 4, 2009
Rothbard and a handful of Misesian economists were virtually alone in maintaining that Hoover's interventionist policies were mainly responsible for what we now know as the "Great Depression."...

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In Defense of Rothbard

July 28, 2000
Raimondo's new biography of this intellectual giant is energetic, fair, comprehensive, and well-researched. You will be drawn to Rothbard's style of thinking and approach to ideas...

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Rothbard and Market Economics in China

May 2, 2015
In this interview, Jing Jin, Associate Dean at the China Economics and Management Academy in Beijing, discusses how Mises and Rothbard have affected her academic work, and how Austrian economics is gaining traction in China today.

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Secession Reconsidered

The idea of secession has been around ever since there have been governments. It is an especially relevant topic today, as the emerging democracies in Eastern and Central Europe attempt to form new, stable political and economic units. The idea of secession, however, should not be limited to new...

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It Usually Ends with Murray Rothbard

January 21, 2011
It was while I was attending graduate school that I met Murray Rothbard. Rothbard followed LeFevre on the program and, although I do not recall the precise topic of his talk that day, I was extremely impressed with the joyfulness, affability, and sense of humor he projected.

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The Generosity of Murray Rothbard

March 24, 2009
Rothbard was the first to fully integrate economic science, moral philosophy, and political theory in a unified theory of liberty.

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A Conversation With Murray N. Rothbard [Full Edition of Vol. 11, No. 2]

Volume 11, Number 2 (Summer 1990) Murray N. Rothbard is interviewed on various economic concepts, many of his articles and books, and Ludvig von Mises.

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