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War Collectivism

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

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Money and War in Murray Rothbard’s A History of Money and Banking in the United States

JournalsAugust 28, 2010
Abstract: This paper is a presentation and an interpretation of Murray Rothbard’s views on the relation between the fiscal necessities brought by war and interventionism in Money and Banking as read from his book A History of Money and Banking in the United States...

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War Collectivism

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"War collectivism," a totally planned economy run largely by big-business interest through the instrumentality of the central government.

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Man, Economy, and Liberty: Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard

BooksFebruary 8, 2007
This book contains many wonderful essays — both scholarly and humorous — on Murray N. Rothbard's work and life...

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

BooksAugust 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: In Memoriam

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Murray N. Rothbard vs. The Philosophers: Unpublished Writings on Hayek, Mises, Strauss, and Polanyi

BooksNovember 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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War Collectivism - Digital Book

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"War collectivism," a totally planned economy run largely by big-business interest through the instrumentality of the central government.

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20 Years Later: The Legacy of Murray Rothbard

BlogJanuary 7, 2015

Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of Murray Rothbard. 

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More on Murray Rothbard's Legacy

BlogJanuary 8, 2015

Some observations from others...

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The Critics of the War Party: From William Graham Sumner to Murray Rothbard

Audio/VideoOctober 10, 2014
From the session on "The Changing and Permanent War Parties," presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference. Recorded 23 March 2013 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama...

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How Murray Rothbard Changed my Mind on War

Audio/VideoJanuary 30, 2014
The Jerry Pogue Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012.

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Collectivism: A False Utopia

BooksApril 16, 2008
The book attempts to set forth a reasoned case for the proposition that collectivism, both in its communist and in its fascist forms, is a false Utopia, on the basis of the demonstrable facts of the Soviet, Germany, and Italian experiments.

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A History of Money and Banking in the United States: From the Colonial Era to World War II, by Murray N. Rothbard

Institute PublicationsDecember 1, 2002
Murray Rothbard had a remarkable ability to throw unexpected light on historical controversies. Again and again in his work, he pointed out factors that earlier authors had overlooked.

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Transcript: How Murray Rothbard Became a Libertarian

BlogApril 28, 2014

How Murray Rothbard Became a Libertarian

Editor’s Note: This is a transcript of this video recorded in 1981.

NARRATOR:  A prolific author and...

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It Usually Ends with Murray Rothbard

Mises DailyJanuary 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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Collectivism: A False Utopia

BlogApril 15, 2008

Here is an extremely interesting book from 1937: Collectivism: A False Utopia (link takes you to full text).

On the plus side, this book is an excellent demonstration of the commonality between Nazi German, Fascist Italy, and Soviet...

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Man, Economy, and Liberty: Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard - Digital Book

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In 1986, a remarkable party was held on Murray Rothbard's sixtieth birthday, and papers written in his honor were presented.

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Rising Opposition to Collectivism by Merchants and Nobles

Audio/VideoJuly 29, 2010
When Jean-Baptiste Colbert died on September 6, 1683, there was celebration throughout France. In fact, only the soldiery prevented the populace from joyfully dragging Colbert's body through the streets, writes Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995). This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Jeff...

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Preface by Murray N. Rothbard (1977)

Online Text Chapter from The Production of Security

Never has laissez-faire thought been as dominant as it was among French economists, beginning with J.B. Say in the early nineteenth century, down through Say’s more advanced followers Charles Comte and Charles Dunoyer and to the early years of the twentieth century. For nearly a century, the laissez-faire economists controlled the professional economic society, the Societe d’Economie Politique and its journal, the Journal des Economistes, as well as numerous other journals and university posts.