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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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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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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 as a Critic of Socialism

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Murray Newton Rothbard, eminent economist, historian, and philosopher, unquestionably the most ardent advocate of liberty in this century, did more damage to the cause of socialism than any other Western intellectual. To say that Murray Rothbard was a critic of socialism would be a serious...

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Murray Rothbard on Lao-Tzu, the First Libertarian

BlogNovember 17, 2014

Jeff Thomas at the International Man has an interesting take on Murray Rothbard's admiration for Lao-Tzu. The founder of Taoism had little good to say about the philosopher-bureaucrats of his time....

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Libertarian Forum Volume 1

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Libertarian Forum Volume 2

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Libertarian Forum: Ronald Reagan, Cybercrime, and James Bond

BlogJune 12, 2007

The July-August 1983 issue of Libertarian Forum has been added online in HTML. Here's what's inside:...

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Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984)

BooksJanuary 22, 2010
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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Murray Rothbard on a Libertarian Institute

BlogDecember 23, 2011

Here is a fascinating letter from Murray Rothbard to F. A. Harper regarding the setting up of a libertarian institute. No wonder Murray liked the Mises Institute so much! I can’t help but think that if he were still alive today he would...

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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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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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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.

Murray N. Rothbard

Murray N. Rothbard

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Murray N. Rothbard, a scholar of extraordinary range, made major contributions to economics, history, political philosophy, and legal theory. He developed and extended the Austrian economics of Ludwig von...

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Rothbard boils down the Austrian theory to its essentials. He shows precisely how banks create money out of thin air...

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Anatomy of the State gives a succinct account of Rothbard’s view of the state. Rothbard regards the...

On Murray Rothbard's 89th Birthday

BlogMarch 2, 2015

Today would have been the 89th birthday of Murray Rothbard. In this 1988 essay, Ron Paul explores Murray Rothbard's importance in Paul's own political career and the importance of education and scholarship in changing political realities. 

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More on Murray Rothbard's Legacy

BlogJanuary 8, 2015

Some observations from others...

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Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984) (2 Volume Set), The

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The bound edition (two massive volumes, paperback) of the Libertarian Forum that serious collectors and readers only dreamed about a few years ago. Those who were lucky enough to have the complete set held onto them for dear life.

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Complete Libertarian Forum - Digital Book

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It's finally here, the digital edition of the Libertarian Forum

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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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